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THE FOOD OF THE GODS

[Greek: Theô Brôma ]

A Popular Account of Cocoa

by

BRANDON HEAD

London: R. Brimley Johnson 4, Adam Street, Adelphi, W.C.

1903

[Illustration Colour Plate: EAST INDIAN COOLIES ON A TRINIDAD CACAO ESTATE]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. ITS NATURE 1

II. ITS GROWTH AND CULTIVATION 25

III. ITS MANUFACTURE 45

IV. ITS HISTORY 71

V. ITS SOURCES AND VARIETIES 91

Appendices:

ANCIENT MANUFACTURE OF COCOA 103

BOURNVILLE WORKS SUGGESTION SCHEME 106

THE EARLY COCOA HOUSES 109

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS.

PAGE EAST INDIAN COOLIES OF A TRINIDAD CACAO ESTATE (COLOURED) frontispiece

CEYLON, A HILL CACAO ESTATE to face 1

"MAKE A CUP OF COCOA IN PERFECTION" (see p. 19) 1

CACAO TREES, TRINIDAD to face 3

ANCIENT MEXICAN DRINKING CUPS 4

"MOLINILLO," OR CHOCOLATE WHISK 5

CACAO HARVEST, TRINIDAD to face 7

THE COCO NUT PALM 8

COCO DE MER 9

LEAVES AND FLOWER OF THE CUCA SHRUB 10

GATHERING CACAO: SANTA CRUZ, TRINIDAD to face 11

PURE DECORTICATED COCOA, MAGNIFIED 12

ADULTERATED COCOA, MAGNIFIED 13

HOW THE CACAO GROWS to face 17

CACAO CROP, TRINIDAD " 21

ANALYTICAL APPARATUS 20

CACAO PODS (COLOURED) to face 25

CACAO HARVESTING 25

CEYLON, NURSERY OF CACAO SEEDLINGS to face 27

SAMOA: CACAO IN ITS FOURTH YEAR " 29

YOUNG CACAO CULTIVATION WITH CATCH CROP " 30

PODS OF CACAO THEOBROMA 31

VARIETIES OF THE CACAO to face 32

THE HOME OF THE CACAO " 35

ORTINOLA, MARACAS, TRINIDAD " 36

GOULET AND WOODEN SPOON 37

CUTLASSES 37

CACAO DRYING IN THE SUN to face 39

LABOURERS' COTTAGE, CACAO ESTATE " 40

BASKETS OF CACAO ON PLANTAIN LEAVES 41

CACAO TREE AND SEEDLING (COLOURED) to face 43

BOURNVILLE: "THE FACTORY IN A GARDEN" " 45

" "ON ARRIVAL AT THE FACTORY" 45

" OFFICE BUILDINGS to face 47

" CRICKET PAVILION " 49

" GIRLS' DINING HALL " 51

" BOOT SHELF ON STOOL 53

" THE DINNER HOUR to face 54

" LABURNAM ROAD " 58

" PACKING ROOM " 60

" SUGGESTION BOX 62

" LINDEN ROAD to face 63

" FISHING POOL " 64

" ALMSHOUSES " 67

SECTION OF A COCOA FACTORY (COLOURED) " 69

AMERICAN INDIAN WITH CHOCOLATE POT 71

NATIVE AMERICANS PREPARING COCOA to face 72

A CACAO PLANTATION 75

GRENADA: CACAO DRYING ON TRAYS to face 77

MEXICAN DRINKING VESSELS AND WHISK 78

CACAO TREE, TRINIDAD to face 80

MEXICAN COCOA WHISK 83

WHITE'S COCOA HOUSE to face 87

CHART OF COCOA PRODUCING COUNTRIES (COLOURED) to face 91

SACKS OF CACAO BEANS " 91

MARACAS VALLEY, TRINIDAD " 92

MAP OF TRINIDAD (COLOURED) " 95

" GRENADA, BRITISH WEST INDIES 96

CACAO ESTATE, GRENADA to face 96

MAP OF PRINCIPE 97

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