Susana Cárdenas Overstall is a freelance journalist who left behind the tropics of Ecuador for misty London where she has been living for the last six years. Deep inside, she misses the sound of the Pacific Ocean and walking among the cacao trees at her father’s farm in the province of Manabí. Her first encounter with fine cacao began at the age of 10, when her father taught her how to select and roast Arriba Nacional cacao beans in order to make homemade chocolate.
Before entering the world of cacao, Susana came from a communications background and is a frequent contributor to Latin American and Spanish publications.
Q&A with Maricel Presilla, winner of the Outstanding Chef Mid-Atlantic prize given by the prestigious James Beard Foundation. She is a member of the Grand Jury of The International Chocolate Awards taking place in London on May 28
Amano chocolates collection Well moulded, capped off smoothly on the bottoms Firm ganache Local cream, enrobing matches filling Dos Rios Palet D’Or About 5 seconds in the full flavour of Amano’s Dos Rios hits the tongue, de...