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BBC Good Food podcast – Chocolate tasting

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Professional chocolate eater Jennifer Earle talks to host Miriam Nice about her enviable job in food in this new careers-based series from BBC Good Food.

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In this episode, Miriam Nice chats with professional chocolate taster, Jennifer Earle, about all things sweet.

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Episode 1 – Chocolate taster

Bonus episode

Let chocolate expert Jennifer Earle guide you through choosing a great bar of high quality chocolate and lead you through the tasting process in the pause-anytime bonus episode.

Jennifer's recommendations

Books: Chocolate – Indulge Your Inner Chocoholic by Dom Ramsey is a really good overview of all things chocolate – where it comes from, differences between origins, how it's made. Filled with pictures so it's not too heavy going.

Workshops: I've got an introductory Beginner's Guide to Chocolate with the Workshop app. It's £10 and will teach you the basics of making your own chocolates.

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Jennifer Earle is an international chocolate judge and the founder of Chocolate Ecstasy Tours – the longest-running food tour business in London. Alongside running the tours, Jen spent years working as a buyer and new product developer for some of the largest food retailers in the UK. She continues to consult on food trends alongside running online Mystery Chocolate Tastings and in-person chocolate, ice cream and bakery tours.

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