The Chocolate King by Michael Levanthal
Illustrator: Laura Catalan
Benjamin dreamed of making chocolate, like his grandfather Marco–roasting and grinding the cocoa beans, and stirring it just right. Back in Spain, Marco was known as The Chocolate King for his incredible hot chocolate! But here in France, most people in town have never had chocolate. They think it looks strange, like mud. It just may take a chocolate catastrophe to change their minds! Includes an 8-page foldout with a bite-sized history of chocolate and the Jewish community, a look at how cocoa beans are made into chocolate, and a thick hot chocolate recipe.
Year first published: 2022