There almost wasn't enough room in the title for this gal! You'll soon come to discover her absolute admiration and reverence for cacao and fine chocolate through this #womeninchocolate podcast episode. Hazel currently is a food product development specialist and dabbles in a whole slew of other awesome chocolate jobs, including social media manger for the NW Chocolate Festival (November 11-12, 2017) and industry consultant. Hazel is launching the 'Taste with Colour' tasting map soon (below there is a sneak peek photo). Have a listen and catch the 'cacao love' bug!
Themes discussed in this episode:
- How Hazel lives a chocolate lifestyle
- Travel, volunteering, immersing oneself in and at cacao origins
- The importance of craft chocolate education for consumers --> bridging the gap between Lindt and fine chocolate
- Utilizing social media to build your tribe and make lasting connections
- Home chocolate making
Links related from this podcast:
Hazel's first taste of fine chocolate via Hotel Chocolat
La Iguana Chocolate in Jaco, Costa Rica
Chocolate Alchemy; comprehensive resource for chocolate making and supplies
Duffy's Nicaliso Nicaraguan cacao chocolate bar
Damson Chocolate by Dom Ramsey, a chocolate peer of Hazel's and book author, blogger, chocolate maker
Willie's Cacao; persuaded Hazel to get the ubiquitous tabletop grinders that many chocolate makers use today
HB Ingredients; in the UK for cocoa bean supply
Tanzanian cocoa from Kokoa Kamili
Soklet Chocolate in India by Karthi & Harish
The Slow Melt podcast, 'Episode 7: The Craft of Chocolate'
Hazel's recipe for Kuna Indian hot chocolate
---> Raaka Chocolate also wrote a post about this custom and the Kuna people
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