Chocolate Bliss by Susie Norris

Rub it on your body, pass it along, save it for future generations or eat it: Chocolate—the fermented seeds of the cacao tree yields a delicacy that has won the world over throughout history in almost every culture that ever existed. Artisinan chocolatier and pastry chef Susie Norris’s comprehensive celebration of which, per the book jacket, fully documents the sugary food stuffs “types and flavors, health and beauty benefits, origins, baking secrets, ecological influences, and gifting delights.”

It isn’t enough to say that Chocolate Bliss: Sensuous recipes, spa treatments, and other divine indulgencesis a book for the chocolate lover, but perhaps it’s more a book for chocolate’s lover.