Chocolate-related blogs, communities, and institutions
The C-Spot
Candy Blog
Candy Industry Magazine
Candy Professor
Choco Paris
Chocolate Banquet
Chocolate Couverture
Chocolate in Context
The Chocolate Life
Chocolate Reviews
David Lebovitz
The District Chocoholic
Dying for Chocolate
Ecole Chocolat
Finding Fine Chocolate
Fine Chocolate Industry Association
Kerstin’s Chocolate Blog
The Manufacturing Confectioner
Mostly About Chocolate
National Confectioners Association
Seventy Percent
The Chocolate Apprentice
Western Candy Conference
World Cocoa Foundation
20°N & 20°S

Fine chocolate, east coast of United States
        Black Dinah Chocolatiers
        Chocolatier Blue
        Sweet Marguerites Artisanal Chocolates
    Specialty Stores
        The Black Sheep Wine Shop
        The Cheese Iron
    Chocolate makers
        Rogue Chocolatier
        Taza Chocolate
        L.A. Burdick Chocolate
        Elaine Hsieh Chocolatier
        Fresh New England’s list of local chocolatiers
        Vianne Chocolat
    Specialty Stores
        Beacon Hill Chocolates
        Formaggio Kitchen
        L.A. Burdick
        Byrne & Carlson
        Dancing Lion Chocolates
    Specialty stores
    Chocolate makers
        Cacao Prieto
        Fruition Chocolate
        Mast Brothers
        Michel Cluizel
        L.A. Burdick Chocolate
        Debauve & Gallais
        Håkan Mårtensson
        Kee’s Chocolates
        La Maison du Chocolat
        Liddabit Sweets
    Specialty Stores
        Bklyn Larder
        Chocolate Earth
        Fairway Market
        Formaggio Kitchen
        The Chocolate Room
        The Meadow NYC
    Chocolate makers
        Middlebury Chocolates
        Lake Champlain Chocolates
        Laughing Moon Chocolates
    Chocolate makers
        Potomac Chocolate
        Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates
        J. Chocolatier
    Specialty stores
        Chocolate Chocolate

Chocolate and chocolate making online shopping
Bake It Pretty
Chef Rubber
Confectionery House
Sur La Table
The Meadow
World Wide Chocolate

Food culture and politics
Appetite for Profit (blog)
Association for the Study of Food and Society
Candy Professor (blog)
Center for Ecoliteracy
Center for Science in the Public Interest
City Fruit
Community Food Security Coalition
Eating Liberally (blog)
Ecocentric: A Blog About Food, Water and Energy (blog)
Environmental Working Group
FDA, Us Food and Drug Administration
Food & Water Watch
Food News Journal
Food Times
Grist food (blog)
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Integrity in Science Database
Kitchen Kid (blog)
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Local food guides
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
Organic Consumers Association
Pet Connection (blog)
Politics of the Plate (blog)
Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
School food Chef Bobo (blog)
Slow Food USA
Small Bites: Bite-size Nutrition Information (blog)
The Agriculture & Public Health Gateway
The Atlantic: Life
The Climate Project
The Ethicurean
US Food Policy: A Public Interest Perspective (blog)
USDA Briefing Rooms
USDA Food Availability Data
USDA Tables of Food Composition
Wild Green Yonder (blog)

Other great food and recipe sites/blogs
101 Cookbooks
Bake and Destroy
Cake Wrecks
Cooking for Engineers
Cooking for Geeks
Curious Cook
David Lebovitz
Dorie Greenspan
Feed Me Bubbe
Food & Think
Formaggio Kitchen’s Cheese Blog
HuffPost Food
Martha Stewart
NYTimes Dining & Wine
Pastry Methods and Techniques
Post Punk Kitchen
Serious Eats
Smitten Kitchen
The BA Foodist
The Food Section
The Kitchn
The Wednesday Chef
This Is Why You’re Fat
Vegetarian Times
Zoe Bakes

Digital tools and apps
Citation management: Citeulike, Connotea, Mendeley, Zotero
Digital storage: Dropbox, Google Drive
Notetaking: Bubbl, Diigo, Evernote
Presentation: BrainShark, Prezi, SlideShare
Scanning: CamScanner, DIY Book Scanner
Screen recording: Jing, Keepvid, NotableScreencast-O-Matic
Storytelling/Curating: Storify, Omeka, Zeega
Transcription: List of transcription tools
Word processing/document editing: Google Drive, Open Office, Scrivener, Zoho
Other useful tools: Google Alerts, Google Reader, Readability

Digital humanities and academic blogs, wikis, and online communities
Blogs/Wikis: Academic Blogs Wiki, Digital Humanities Now, Digital Research Tools Wiki, Gradhacker, Open Access Now, Your Librarchivist
Online communities:, PhinisheD, Versatile PhD

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    Bittersweet Notes is an open source research project on chocolate, culture, and the politics of food. I invite you to join me as I explore the story of chocolate and the life stories of those involved with chocolate at its many stages of production and consumption.

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