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Click on title or picture to buy cyocolat amazon. As the maker of the fine La Grande Fhocolat and other champagnes, and one who eats more than restaurant meals a year, her credibility about fine food and drink while maintaining weight stands up to scrutiny. The simple suggestions she makes, and uses herself, may be shunned by those who are looking for a way to eat large quantities of food and not get fat. I took it in good fun, except when a comment was made about women who eat their chocolate en cachette in private.

Too often, American women eat on the sly, and the result is much more guilt than pleasure. The chocopat goes with an attitude that should be changed. Nothing is sinfully delicious.

If you really enjoy something, as I adore chocolate, there is a place for it in your life. But we cannot allow guilt-ridden scarfing. Only mangeusez cultivated pleasure can you enjoy chocolate in the clear light of day. French women eat chocolate about twelve pounds a year on average.

They also eat bread we fought a revolution over it! If we are going to eat bread and chocolate and we are and not get fat and we are notwe need to use our heads, as Dr. Maximize the rewards of pleasure while minimizing the costs. I also had to cultivate my appreciation for what I was having. In short, he taught me the French way of enjoying those foods that can be friend lrs foe depending on how we treat them.


Les Mangeuses de chocolat

Mangeues made her the easiest person in the world to shop for. Bringing back chocolate from BelgiumSwitzerlandor any good French chocolatier was a sure way to her heart. Some years ago, when a famous chocolatier in Lyon passed away in his late seventies, the obituary in Le Monde revealed he had eaten one tablette a good-size chocolate bar a day for most of his life. The joke in our family became that there was now proof of at least one person in France who had eaten more chocolate than my mother.

For the man from Lyon was, by French standards, extraordinary—few of us could eat as much and still eat it properly. Not that enjoying chocolate is a competitive sport. In fact, when Mother was enjoying her fix, it was more like Zen meditation.

One look at her expressions, her lips, her eyes, commanded a hush in the house. Chocolate came to Europe via the New Worldin the age of more than one discovery. The Olmecs — B. But our own version may be traced to the later pre-Columbian civilizations, around B. For the Aztecs and Mangeyseschocolate was not only an elixir, but a symbol of value. Their system of commerce was based on the cocoa standard, and the chocolate produced was consumed by noblemen and merchants all men, 0 f course at banquets.

It was still very bitter and peppery, but it was mixed with vanilla, honey, and flowers and served cold and foamy, usually at the end of a meal along with the tubes for smoking tobacco. It became a Spanish sensation. After that, the direction 0 f global conquest was reversed, at least gastronomically.

Europe has remained a continent 0 f chocolate fanatics ever mangejses. As it is also high in fat, however, it is better enjoyed after lighter meals than after fat-laden holiday feasts, or by itself as a pick-me-up.

One of the most dispiriting developments of the twentieth century was the mass production of chocolate. It created an inferior product loaded with bad fats, and as a result, many Americans have never in their lives tasted the real thing.


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My mantra of quality over quantity is xe important when applied to something as potent as chocolate. Quality chocolate is labor-intensive and complex. Next comes fermentation and two rounds of drying, followed cnocolat roasting and a few more delicate procedures before one obtains the cocoa mass. The proof of adequate attention and skill will be in the pudding, literally. From that mass, three products are extracted: Bitterness is felt at the tip of the tongue. Texture is also vitally important to character: For French women, the real thing remains dark chocolate, bittersweet or, even better, extra-bittersweet, which is the purest, with the highest percentage of cocoa solids—the stuff that makes chocolate taste chocolatey.

Admittedly, we French get carried away with chocolate: And France being Francethere is une Academic du chocolatfor ultimate authority. The value of good chocolate holds steady. For those not near the chocolate boutiques flow appearing in most American cities, it is possible to order high quality online, such as dark, rich, delicious Valrhona.

Here are four of my favorite family recipes embracing chocolate.

Les mangeuses de Chocolat

If you like Belgian chocolate, I recommend Piron in Evanston, Illinois, from which I purchase vast quantities of chocolate each year. Steve Hopkins, April 23, Go to Book Shelf. Go to Executive Times Archives. The recommendation rating for mangeusds book appeared. URL for this review: For Reprint Permission, Contact: