That’s Dr. Chocolate to You


Kristy Leissle’s doctoral dissertation is called “Cocoa and cash, culture and chocolate: A feminist analysis of trade and development in Ghana and Britain,” making her perhaps the only chocolate Ph.D. in the country. Join her on July 29 in Soho for a discussion of her research followed by a tasting of international bars. Brooklyn Brewery, Dessert Truck, and Bespoke Chocolates are among the sponsors, and all proceeds from the $35 tickets go to paying medical bills for Shafron “Shay” Hawkins, who was recently paralyzed in a car accident and is uninsured. [Chocolate From Bean to Bar]