Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer-Prize winning science writer and the author of five books, most recently the best-seller, The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York. She writes for a range of publications including Time, Scientific American, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times (and even the literary journal, Tin House). She is currently working on a sixth book about poisonous food.
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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I have once again updated this – one of my favorite posts – on the poisonous chemistry of chocolate. The Latin name for the cacao tree – the tropical plant source of all things chocolate ...
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