An Obsession with Scale – 25 Magazine: Issue 5

CARLA D. MARTIN, PhD explores the concepts of commodity, craft, and taste in specialty chocolate. All images courtesy Dandelion Chocolate. These chocolate producers describe themselves as makers rather than manufacturers, their products as small batch or “bean to bar,” and their production as craft, time-consuming, and more, linking their value to consumers with their smallness. …

Fermenting a Farming System – 25 Magazine: Issue 2

Fermenting a Farming System 25 Magazine Issue 2

BRONWEN PERCIVAL offers an insight from the specialty cheese industry in Issue 2 of 25 Magazine Like coffee, cheese is a fermented food. But unlike coffee producers, the cheese industry has largely relied on commercial starter cultures – strains of bacteria with defined properties – to drive its fermentations for over a century. Most cheesemakers regard …