Everybody loves chocolate, so you can’t go wrong buying the book for a friend or lover. Or if you’re the chocoholic in your life, just treat yourself!
“Sadly, no amount of science, bluffed or otherwise, is going to justify a chocolate-heavy diet.”
“Experimenting with chocolate and cheese is fun, yes, but it’s also potentially disgusting.”
“Even better than a comparison with an exclusive chocolate is the authoritative declaration that you suspect something went awry in the conching stage.”
Neil Davey is a freelance writer and blogger with a serious chocolate habit. He specialises in things which involve chocolate, such as eating it. He writes (or has written) for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Square Mile, Square Meal, delicious, Sainsbury’s Magazine, Saga Magazine, MSN, Yahoo and Hello.
He is also the author of food blogspot ‘The Lambshank Redemption’ and can be found tweeting at @DineHard. A former showbiz gossip gig means he still knows more about Britney Spears than a 47-year old heterosexual man should and he has a very good story about Kelly Brook which he’d be delighted to tell you over a pint.
Trace the long journey chocolate has made from the Mayan god Quetzalcoatl to the British Quaker families of Cadbury, Rowntree and Fry. Never again confuse the Olmecs with the Aztecs, xocoatl with cacao, or Montezuma with the Milk Tray Man.