The Healing Powers of Chocolate

The Healing Powers of Chocolate

by Cal Orey

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The Healing Powers of Chocolate 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Flo-70 More than 1 year ago
It you are a chocolate lover then this is a perfect book for you. You will learn about the benefits of good chocolate and what type to buy, something I did not realize before reading The Healing Powers of Chocolate. I didn't have any idea it was so healthy for you. You'll learn other ways chocolate is used and where you can purchase good chocolate. Each chapter is summarized at the end allowing you to review the main points of the chapter plus helping you remember where to find what you need. If you love to cook, then all the recipes will be a real treat. I highly recommend this book.
Dcassino More than 1 year ago
Cal Orey has done it again! She's delivered another fabulous "Healing Powers" book only this time, it's on a subject near and dear to many hearts (Valentine and otherwise)- chocolate! Orey takes us on a wonderful Willy Wonka adventure in discovering the world's greatest chocolates while extolling the virtues and health benefits of the a delectably delightbul indulgence. You'll love this book, devour it quickly and go back for seconds! A wonderful gift, but a must have book on every kitchen shelf as well - don't miss it, you'll never eat Hershey's again!
ShawnMarie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you love chocolate and need reasons to eat more of it, then grab a copy of this book. It is a light but fascinating read about the powers of chocolate and it's history.Since I leave only 30 minutes from Hershey PA chocolate has always played a big part in my life. I am sad that Hershey doesn't get more mention in the book, but I guess there are other books for that.Did you know that the first brownie recipe was published in 1897 in the Sears and Roebuck Catalog? I didn't know that either but learned it in this book.The most interesting part of this book to me is a list of ailments (such as PMS, Sore Throat, IBS) and their appropriate chocolate treatments. Yes, these are serious suggestions that use the items contained in chocolate (such as iron) to help ease these problems.The book contains a large number of recipes also for those who need more ways to consume the discussed chocolate.I wouldn't call this book a serious reference book and I'm not sure my doctor would agree with all of the health claims, but it definitely is worth the time I took to read it.
ekl1773 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not exactly stellar writing or a wildly innovative approach, but informational enough. The section on chocolate-based cures was a bit of a joke: almost every ailment was remedied with 2 oz dark chocolate. There are a couple of recipes I want to check out, but overall, this one is destined to be weeded out in the next move.
liawolf11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be alright. It's focus on the chocolate, along with various other foods it can be combined with. The recipes don't look too bad, though the specific use of a chocolate brand for a recipe makes it more difficult to make. I have read better chocolate books however.
johnnyapollo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I finally got around to giving this book my attention - I was actually disappointed, as I was hoping for some real evidence to support my chocolate addiction ;) - instead I found a collection of facts and cures centered on chocolate, but really, I already knew that chocolate was good for everything and didn't need confirmation. Nothing much of substance here and the editing seemed rather haphazard, unfortunately I'll probably pass the book on to another reader. Some of the recipes looked interesting but if you've ever worked with chocolate you'll know it's a bit tricky.