Read these compelling books about chocolate for world chocolate day on July 7.

Brooks, Karen. The Chocolate Maker’s Wife.

During the Restoration in England, Rosamund is given a life-changing opportunity–a chance to work in a chocolate house.

Frantz, Laura. A Heart Adrift: A Novel.

Haratischwili, Nino. The Eighth Life (For Brilka). A chocolate recipe handed down from one family member to the next brings happiness and a bitter after taste.

Hughes, Lorena. The Spanish Daughter. After her father dies, Puri inherits a cocoa estate in Vinces, Ecuador. Puri faces danger and confronts family secrets when she claims the estate.


Ramsey, Dom. Chocolate: Indulge Your Inner Chocoholic. Learn the history of chocolate: where the cacao bean grows and its many varieties and flavors. Recipes included.

Lots of anticipation for our upcoming program–Chef Zach’s Tastes and Flavors of Fine Chocolate.