Queen's University

Easter chocolate

2011-04-25

Queen’s University English professor Heather Evans is available to discuss one of the most popular non-religious aspects of Easter – chocolate.

“The history of chocolate is a long one, but chocolate eggs, bunnies, chicks, and other confectionery are relatively new contributions to the very old celebration of Easter,” says Dr. Evans. “Although chocolate is inextricably part of modern Easter celebrations, its role is the product of innovative technology, marketing and commerce, entirely distinct from the religious significance of the occasion.”

Dr. Evans research areas include culinary history, food writing and gastronomy, and she has written about chocolate, sweets and confectionery in nineteenth-century fiction.

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