Drew and I have always savoured chocolate, but we came to making it in a roundabout way.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, we’ve spent our careers working with farmers in developing countries which was just about the best job in the world. We learned much, helped a bit, and gained a huge respect and affection for people who make food, from grower to artisan.
Life was a tad spartan, but it was considerably livened up by occasional indulgences of chocolate.
When it was time to leave Kabul, it just seemed natural that we’d pursue chocolate making as it lets us connect with farmers, while learning how to craft something we love.