In Defense of Carob: The Chocolate Queen Weighs in

Poor carob! Most of us think of it as a yucky (if supposedly more healthy) substitute for chocolate. Jonathan Kauffman's recent piece in The New Yorker brought back memories of the year I was pronounced “allergic to chocolate” (and a bazillion other things) and fed carob bars by chocolate-loving parents. This was in the '50s, a generation before the hippie era. I went on to become an omnivore and to make an entire career out of chocolate.

Kauffman's relationship with carob seems to...

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