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Joanne harris
Joanne Harris
David-greenwood-haigh
David Greenwood-Haigh

Exotic Pleasure: Stories of Chocolate

Joanne Harris and David Greenwood-Haigh

Sunday, 29 March 2020

4:00pm

75 minutes

St Cross College: Dining Hall

£8 - £15

Chocolat author Joanne Harris and award-winning chocolatier David Greenwood-Haigh talk about the history of chocolate, its exotic appeal, its relationship to love and human weakness, and its place in folklore and literature. Discussions will naturally be accompanied by some tastings.

Harris’s novel, Chocolat, tells the story of young Vianne Rocher, a single mother who sets up a chocolaterie at the beginning of Lent in the village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes. She scandalises the village as the battle lines are set between the Church and the pleasures of chocolate.  The book was turned into an Oscar-winning movie starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. The fourth novel in the ensuing series, The Strawberry Thief, was published last year.

Greenwood-Haigh is a chocolatier with more than 40 years’ experience in the food industry. He set up Coeur de Xocolat, a business that specialises in chocolate events and demonstrations and that allows him to share his passion for chocolate. He has been a judge for the Great Taste Awards, the International Chocolate Awards and the Academy of Chocolate. He has also produced his own range of premium chocolate bars and is a winner of the Great Taste Gold Award and of an Academy of Chocolate award.

This event lasts 1 hour 15 minutes

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd