Damian Allsop Breaks Back, Reinvents Chocolate
The Guardian UK runs a piece on Damian Allsop, of Buckinghamshire, England, who developed a highly-praised and secret technique for working with chocolate while convalescing from a serious back injury:
'I got this idea of the water. The science was there, but could I do it? Could I take everything I had learnt and rewrite it all?' The answer came when, after forgetting his keys, he tried to climb up the side of a two-storey building and fell from a drainpipe. 'I broke my feet,' he says. 'I ruptured my back.' He ended up spending six months in a wheelchair. 'What else could I do but think?' he says. 'It was good for me. I had been working so intensely, I had to stop.'