Chocolate Runs Through my Veins: The Insightful History of the Women of Chocolate
Award-winning author Connie Spenuzza, M.S. Ed., chronicles an insightful and magnificently researched and illustrated book on the history of the women of the world of chocolate. This is a rare and mesmerizing account of chocolate’s origin 5,300 years ago among the people of the Amazonian rain forest of Ecuador. Spenuzza is a native of Ecuador, where she vacationed on her family’s cacao and banana hacienda sixty years ago. Her studies and travels have taken her to 127 countries, where she focused on the delight––and the tragedies, of chocolate. She synthesizes a wealth of archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data to substantiate the unique roles women have played in the cultivation of cacao and the production of chocolate, the most popular sweet in the world.