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Cocoa: When Chocolate Meets Science

There are three basic varieties of cocoa; Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario.

There are three basic varieties of cocoa; Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario.

Ranjani Rajendra roasts, shells and tempers a handful of locally-grown cocoa beans to tell the story of a single-origin bar.Continue…

Sir Hans Sloane – More Than Just The Chocolate Man

Sir Hans Sloane is credited with bringing the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe.

Sir Hans Sloane is credited with bringing the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe.

Jenny Lee takes a bite of Killyleagh history during a walking tour of the Co Down village, birthplace of scientist and collector Sir Hans Sloane, who is credited with bringing the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe in the 1680s.Continue…

The science of chocolate: What makes us like it so much?

Does chocolate make you happy? There’s science behind why that might be.

Does chocolate make you happy? There’s science behind why that might be.

Does chocolate make you happy? There’s science behind why that might be.Continue…

Chocolate and History

Chocolate has a long history in the Philippines and that remains to be written.

Chocolate has a long history in the Philippines and that remains to be written.

While enjoying a cup of hot native chocolate with some off-season puto bumbong during the rainy weekend, I remembered that hot chocolate in our home used to be made from cacao beans from Bohol, Dumaguete, Batangas or Pampanga.Continue…

A Chocolate Odyssey

Akhil Sharma travels to Mexico and Guatemala in search of the past, and future, of chocolate.

Akhil Sharma visits Mexico and Guatemala in search of the past and future of chocolate.

Akhil Sharma travels to Mexico and Guatemala in search of the past, and future, of chocolate.Continue…

How to be a Chocolate Snob!

Chocolate is the new wine and coffee, but you'll need a masterclass to figure out flavour notes and pinpoint the provenance of the bean.

Chocolate is the new wine and coffee, but you’ll need a masterclass to figure out flavour notes and pinpoint the provenance of the bean.

Chocolate is the new wine and coffee, but you’ll need a masterclass to figure out flavour notes and pinpoint the provenance of the bean. Continue…

Edible Cinema is a Treat for the Tastebuds, Eyes, and Ears

Edible Cinema is a series of movie screenings enhanced with treats for the tastebuds as well as the eyes and ears.

Edible Cinema is a series of movie screenings enhanced with treats for the tastebuds as well as the eyes and ears.

The next immersive installment in Edible Cinema’s series of sensory adventures will feature a unique menu corresponding to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.Continue…

Cover yourself in Chocolate and Dance in the Street

Pure Lime leader Edison Braithwaite. Photo by the author.

Pure Lime leader Edison Braithwaite. Photo by the author.

This Guy Gets Londoners to Cover Themselves in Chocolate and Dance in the Street

Notting Hill in West London isn’t just famous for the floppy haired Hugh Grant classic. Once a year, it also hosts the biggest street party in Britain. First held in the mid-1960s, Notting Hill Carnival began with a crowd of just 500 people.Continue…