#WomenInChocolate 2017 Year in Review

#WomenInChocolate was started as a means of recognizing the efforts of our womyn friends and colleagues in the cacao and chocolate industry. This 2017 yearly round-up features many of them.

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Episode 18: Reverend Dr. RM Peluso Author & Chocolate and Whiskey Advocate

Reverend Dr. RM Peluso author of chocolate tasting books, has ventured into the world of whiskeys. In this episode she offers insight into how craft chocolate can be a perfect match for this spirit.

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Minisode with Emily Packer Koons of Cacao Review

Emily of Cacao Review, a former professional singer, weaves her appreciation for exceptional art into her love of cacao and fine chocolate.

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Episode 17: Arcelia Gallardo Founder of Mission Chocolate

Arcelia Gallardo’s impact on the chocolate community has no boundaries. Former chocolatier in Berkeley, then chocolate maker at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco. She now lives and runs Mission Chocolate in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Where she is president of Bean to Bar Brasil.

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Episode 16: Juliana Aquino of Baianí Chocolates Brazil

Get to know Juliana of Baianí Chocolates tree-to-bar and the Brazilian cacao farm Vale Potumuju. Together she and Tuta her business and life partner have been integral members of the Bean To Bar Brasil organization and Chocolate Week.

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Episode 15: Coffee Specialist Katie Gilmer Pon

Katie Gilmer Pon has worked in both sectors - specialty coffee and fine chocolate. While varied species, coffee and cocoa have a lot more in common than not. This episode explores those similarities.

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Episode 14: Megan Giller Author of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

Podcast interview with author and journalist Megan Giller; she specializes in the stories of the craft chocolate movement and is an important voice in the industry.

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Episode 13: Erin Andrews Founder of indi chocolate

Erin Andrews is a prominent figure in the NW Chocolate scene, having built a chocolate factory and cafe at Pike Place MarketFront in Seattle. She is also responsible for launching numerous small-batch chocolate makers careers with her sales of Premier chocolate refiners.

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Special Episode: Cheese & Chocolate Pairings with Vanessa Chang ACS CCP

Vanessa Chang is an expert in charcuterie, chocolate, and a Certified Cheese Professional®. She lends her talents on this episode to create a perfect template for pairing specialty cheese and craft chocolate.

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Minisode with Chloe Stemler of Marou Faiseurs de Chocolat

Chloe Stemler is the head chocolate maker at Marou Chocolate, a Vietnamese tree-to-bar operation showing the great variety of terroir in Vietnamese cacao in their single origin chocolates.

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