Sarah Moss is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. She has written widely on the literature and culture of food. Alexander Badenoch is an Instructor in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and is the author of Voices in Ruins: West German Radio Across the 1945 Divide (2008).
The politics of cocoa - chocolate's key ingredient - are fascinating. For centuries African and Central American farmers made it for the paler races to devour. And how did Westerners thank them? With some of the most eye-bogglingly racist advertising in history. Hopefully, paying the current farmers Fair Trade prices will make amends. Diplomat magazine The Edible series contains some of the most delicious nuggets of food and drink history ever. Every volume is such a fascinating and succinct read that I had to devour each in just a single sitting ... food writing at its best! -- Ken Hom, chef and author