Originating in the rain forests of Central America, the cacao tree was first cultivated as early as 1500 BC by the Olmecs. Following its rich history, chocolate has found its way into today’s sexiest dishes. Award winning Patissier Eric Lanlard seduces chocolate lovers into entering his world with his book, Chocolat. This stunning read opens doors to all things chocolate, from simple marble cake to fizz champagne truffles. For something timeless and romantically French, don’t miss the fluffy chocolate petits pots. As the Mayans and Aztecs first enjoyed the bean, Eric also leads the way to chocolate in drink. Whether it’s a wholesome double chocolate milkshake that you’re craving, or a habit-forming chocolate martini, Chocolat evokes only good feelings. Bring the many joys of chocolate home with Eric Lanlard’s Chocolat, available online and in stores for $25.