The Return Trip to the Origin of Chocolate

Casa Cacao Book (English)

PRICE: €50.00

The Return Trip to the Origin of Chocolate

Casa Cacao Book (English)

PRICE: €50.00


Autors: Jordi Roca and Ignacio Medina.
Published by Grub Street Publishing (6 Sept. 2019).
Language: English.

The starting point is El Celler de Can Roca chocolate workshop. From there, Jordi Roca takes a journey through the history of chocolate that will lead him to the place of origin of cacao in the Amazon jungle.

He travels through cacao fields in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to meet producers deep inside the jungle - Awajun communities on the Peruvian banks of the Marañon River or Arhuaco producers on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia - as well as in the new production areas that define some of the most prestigious references on the market. These include Piura, in northern Peru, and the plantations where Arriba cacao is grown in Ecuador. He learns about the nature of the so-called Criollo cacao, native to the Amazon rainforest, the characteristics of the crop and the way in which the cacao pod is transformed into the fermented and dry bean from which we obtain our chocolate.

With this background, Jordi Roca returns to his chocolate workshop in Girona and gives a new twist to his creative work, undertaking new creations with the new cacaos he has collected over the course of his journey through the different countries of Latin America.

The book begins with the creative process of one of his best-known creations as the driving force behind the search for the roots of cacao and ends with the new recipes he will show both in El Celler de Can Roca, such as the Rocambolesc ice creams, and in his new chocolate factory and shop in Girona, Casa Cacao.


Pages: 288.
Dimensions: 22.1 x 3.6 x 26.2 cm.


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