Neil Davey is a freelance writer and blogger specialising in things you can do sitting down, such as eating, drinking, travelling, watching films, savouring chocolate, interviewing famous people and playing games. He writes (or has written) for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Square Mile, Square Meal, delicious. magazine, Sainsbury's Magazine, Saga Magazine, MSN, Yahoo and Hello!. He is also the author of food blogspot `The Lambshank Redemption' and can be found tweeting at @DineHard.
'If anybody's going to help you become an expert on chocolate, it's Neil Davey. He's eaten far more of the stuff than even I have, and has spent those extra calories writing about it in an informative and hugely entertaining way.'--Simon Majumdar "Author and Broadcaster " 'Fluent in coffee and articulate on wine, but don't know your Ghanaian from Grenadian? Help is at hand. Soon you'll be saying, "Ah, the unmistakeable, cold-worked granularity of the finest Modican" with the best of 'em.'--Marina O'Loughlin "Restaurant Critic, THE GUARDIAN " 'I love this pocket guide to one of my favourite ingredients - chocolate. Enjoy!'--Eric Lanlard "Master Patissier and Chocolatier " 'Neil Davey's entertaining book will help you know your conching from your tempering and give you just enough of the backstory to bandy about as you peel back the foil - if you happen to find yourself in a room full of chocolate experts. And even if that scenario is unlikely, it's a thoroughly enjoyable read.'--Karen Barnes "Editor, DELICIOUS. MAGAZINE "