Green Bean Books

Chocs away!

Green Bean Books is proud to be publishing two new books that explore the Jewish connection with the development of the Jewish chocolate trade. You can watch Michael Leventhal and Judi Rose give a free Zoom chocolate talk and demonstration on Wednesday 1st September, 8pm BST.

Babka, Boulou & Blintzes

A new collection of more than 50 divine chocolate recipes from Jewish cooks around the world. Click here to read more about the book and see three sample recipes.

The Chocolate King

The tale of a Spanish-Jewish family set in the early 1600s, based on the history of the Jews who introduced chocolate to France. Click here to read more about the book and see some of the artwork.

Why Chocolate Matters

To learn more about the Jewish involvement with chocolate, you can read the article below. Green Bean Books is also developing a Jewish chocolate history timeline, which will be available as a free download here in January 2022.


To read about Bayonne, where Spanish Jews introduced chocolate to France.

Green Bean’s Chocolate Quiz

How well do you know your Jewish chocolate history? Take the test below to find out!

How to Temper Chocolate - a quick demonstration from Judi Rose

Chocolate History and Health

Read all about chocolate history and health in the Jewish Chronicle newspaper

Chocolate History Timeline

Click here to download and printout a free, bite-sized history of chocolate.

Just how Jewish is chocolate?

Download an article from New London synagogue’s Rosh Hashanah magazine about Jewish chocolate history.