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Take an extraordinary photographic journey into the history, production, and flavors of everyone's favorite food: chocolate. Considered the "food of the gods" by the Aztecs and Mayans, chocolate was consumed as a virtuous drink by rulers, warriors, and noblemen--and now by millions of people every day. This magnificent volume, with stunning photographs by Fabio Petroni and mouthwatering original cocoa-based recipes, is a chocoholic's delight. From the origins of cocoa cultivation, to the secrets of the harvesting and drying the beans, all the way to the art of the processing, Chocolate Sommelier immerses you in the flavors, scents, and infinite variety of chocolate.