Chocolate: A Journey Into a Bittersweet History
For 5,000 years, cacao has been a plant that brings out the best and worst in mankind. Ethnobotanist Brian Hockaday will trace the journey of Theobroma cacao, from its earliest use as an alcoholic beverage to its pivotal role in Mayan society and politics, and from its adoption by colonial powers to its expanding role in modern global economics, tropical agriculture, and international human rights. Discover the techniques involved in modern chocolate production while refining your palate with a tasting of single estate beans.
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