2 pm, Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at the William Clapp House
Join Carla D. Martin, Harvard University lecturer, for a sensory exploration of the world of chocolate. Inspired by her popular undergraduate course, this event will introduce the socio-historical legacy of chocolate and the global and ethical issues connected to the production of one of America’s favorite sweets, with an emphasis on the eating and appreciation of the so-called “food of the gods.” Guided chocolate tasting will be woven throughout the event.
Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125
Carla Martin is a postdoctoral Harvard College Fellow in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, where she teaches classes on African popular culture, black ethnic diversity, race and technology, and chocolate and food politics.
A social anthropologist with interdisciplinary interests that include history, ethnomusicology, and linguistics, she received her Ph.D. in African and African American Studies from Harvard University in 2012. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Sounding Creole: The Politics of Cape Verdean Language, Music, and Diaspora,” examines the longstanding problem of language inequality in Cape Verde and its large diaspora and how scholars and creative artists have both perpetuated and challenged this inequality.
Check out her blog bittersweet notes at http://bittersweetnotes.com
She presents a long list of supermarket candy and offers suggestions for even more satisfying treats. For example, if you love Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, just wait ‘til you try: Alma Chocolate’s Salted Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolopolis Peanut Butter Tortoises, Recchiuti Peanut Butter Pucks, Patric Chocolate PBJ OMG bar.