I am looking to start up a chocolate business in Grenada (we grow criollo) and would love to use your consultancy service. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Paula
Thanks for your note. My dissertation focuses on the politics of language and music in Cape Verde and the Cape Verdean Diaspora. My research on chocolate is part of a newer project on the politics of food, though it involves many of the same issues. I'd be interested to learn more about what you might have in mind for The Chocolate Chronicles. I'd also very much like to interview you for my blog at some point, if you have the interest and availability.
I tried adding content to the Discover Chocolate Wiki, and could not get it to work. Ive developed several websites from the ground up, & consider myself at least a little bit internet savvy, but simply cannot figure out how to make it work. Is it not yet functional? Perhaps the instructions for how to add your company could be a little clearer...
If you make it to SF please let me know. It would be great to meet up. What type of event would you be doing? I came across your "Discover Chocolate" book and just ordered it, looking forward to the read. I am on a mission to learn everything I can about chocolate! After this trip to Ecuador I have been so inspired by chocolate and the people who grow and care about it. To tell you the truth, I got back and immediately went online to create a blog/twitter in hopes to find others who have been inspired by chocolate. Your website was exactly what I was looking for! The possibilities to create meaningful human connections, social awareness and adventures through chocolate has refreshed my outlook on life. Thank you for your work in pioneering an education/community around chocolate--it is just like wine culture! It looks like I will be attending the Fancy Foods Show in DC this July. If you will be attending we could also get a chance to meet there.
Thank you! I am excited to be a part of The Chocolate Life, what a great site. I will be updating my blog soon to include the details from my Ecuador trip. I spent time in Quito, Banos, Puyo, did a stint with the Sarayacu community and then made it out to some gorgeous cacao farms in the Esmeraldas region. Looking forward to discussing more about chocolate!
Sounds like you probably came thru Takaka while in NZ. It is a great place, warm and sunny. We grow a lot of fruit here including avocado, tamarillo, sapote, paw paw...most sub tropical fruits and nuts.
I have an organic store here and we have just started making our own chocolates, fun!