Eating... Chocolate!

This situation calls for large amounts of unadulterated CHOCOLATE!
--Alexander Erskine Wise

I will respond to offers of chocolate, proposals of marriage, and the like just as soon as time and location permit.
--Adam S. Moskowitz

That we should marry, that I should be your wife, feels as natural as breathing and as compelling as chocolate.
--Jo Ellen Gent to William A. White
--on the occasion of their wedding, 6 Jan 1990

Chocolate is the thing. Since you're not picking someone up and sleeping with them, you eat chocolate.
--Ronnie Davis, caterer
--New York Times, 15 November 1989

It really pains us to speak evil of so distinctively delicious a drink. But chocolate, with its high fat and sugar content, if habitually substituted for milk, may create an imbalance in the diet.
--Joy of Cooking

"I think it's possible to have too much," said Susan.
Susan nodded. Her mother's favorite dish had been Genocide by Chocolate.
--Terry Pratchett, 1995, from Soul Music

Chocolate has long been heralded for its value as an energy source. Think of it this way: a single chocolate chip provides sufficient food energy for an adult to walk 150 feet; hence, it would take about 35 chocolate chips to go a mile, or 875,000 for an around-the-world hike.

You could grant me eternal life, but if it were in a world without chocolate, I'd pass.
--Camryn Manhein

I want to fall in a vat of chocolate.
--Cynthia du Pre-Argent

Brownies are better than sex. --David Shalvoy

There are few things in life more satisfying than a rainy day on which you can stay home and watch from inside a warm house, with a mug of hot chocolate...
--via Laura Bethard

My favourite publication on the subject is Sandra Boynton's Chocolate: The Consuming Passion, 1982 (but still fresh!), distributed by Workman Publishing Company.
Godiva Chocolatiers has a WWW site that includes pages on chocolate history and trivia, as well as recipes and a catalog of confections.
Hershey's Chocolates also has a growing presence on the Web.
The M&Ms folks have a history of their colorful (though not 100% chocolate) product, along with a tour of the factory.
A satisfied member of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Chocolate Science.
Not entirely chocolate, but Robert Dove has published a book that encapsulates a philosophy of cooking and how we approach food preparation.
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Original January 1995
Last Modified: Apr 20 20:50 2011 / Ishmael the Fiddler