Some time back, I made the decision to put my blog and some other regular writing on hiatus while I worked on another project that was important to me: Cocoa, my book on the geopolitics of the cocoa and chocolate industries, for the Polity “Resources” series. It took me two full years to go from proposal to publication—a gratifying process, and one that required nearly all of my professional energy and dedication.
And now … voila! Cocoa will be released in just a few days in the UK, on February 2, and in the US on March 9. If you would like to pre-order, please take advantage of the 50% discount generously made available by Polity: enter code PY928 at checkout when ordering directly from Wiley.
One of the nicest parts about finishing Cocoa is, of course, that I can now share it with audiences. Below is a list of author events that I have upcoming in the UK and US. I will add further events soon for Accra, where I am relocating shortly from Hertfordshire. Later in 2018, I will have additional events in the US and UK.
I hope to see you at an event soon. Please note that while not all tastings are noted here, there WILL be chocolate all events!
1 February, 7pm: Launch event!
Chocolate Museum, London
in partnership with Divine Chocolate
6 February, 6:30pm
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Oxford
with a tasting of Divine Chocolate
7 March, 7pm
University Bookstore, Seattle
8 March, 6:30pm
Omnivore Books on Food, San Francisco
9 March, 6pm
The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto
12 March, 7:30pm
15 March, 7pm
Trident Booksellers, Boston
in partnership with Taza Chocolate
March 18, time TB
Word Bookstore, Brooklyn