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A Dark History of Chocolate with Emma Kay
Episode 112th December 2021 • The British Food History Podcast • Neil Buttery
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In the first episode of the third season Neil chats to food historian, Emma Kay about her new book ‘A Dark History of Chocolate’. They talk about several aspects of chocolate’s chequered past including: the way chocolate was exported from South America to Europe, Britain’s chocolate houses, chocolate & decadence, and the exploitation of workers and consumers, and chocolate as an excellent vehicle for poison.

Emma’s book on Pen & Sword History’s website:

Emma’s twitter handle: @museumofkitchen; Emma’s Instagram: @museumofkitchenalia

Neil’s new book ‘A Dark History of Sugar’ is out on 30 March 2022 and is available to preorder.

See Neil on the Channel 5 show Amazing Christmas Cakes & Bakes here (UK only):

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