Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.5

November 4, 2004

Photo of Gwénaëlle Le Menn and Jordan LeBel

Gwénaëlle Le Menn won a giant bar of chocolate at the presentation made by Jordan LeBel (left). She can hardly wait to get started on it.
Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Chocolate, food of the gods, symbol of love

These days it’s not music that soothes the savage beast but chocolate, particularly if the beast is female. But is our craving for chocolate cultural or chemical?

Jordan Le Bel, an assistant professor of marketing in the John Molson School of Business, has been researching our relationship with comfort food, including chocolate.


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Rhona Richman Kenneally with Expo 67 artefacts.
Photo by Kate Hutchinson

Man and His Stomach: How we discovered new dishes

The whole world came to Expo 67 and brought their favourite dishes. One of the last great international world’s fairs, held in Montreal in 1967, was a celebration of the future, with architectural wonders, innovative films, international exhibits — and great food.