Free Event! The Rise of Chocolate on March 25

Posted by A69143a5 tiny Jen Messier on mar 17, 2014 under Blog Post

This month our Masters of Social Gastronomy lectures tackles the world's most popular candy: chocolate!

We'll track the history of chocolate from its roots as an ancient Mesoamerican beverage to its current world-championship status. You'll learn how a yellow, football-shaped tropical fruit transforms into something Whole Foods can charge you $10 for, and what "Mexican Hot Chocolate" actually has in common with what Montezuma drank.

Peek at Europe's decades-long war about British chocolate and uncover why the whole continent seems to have it out for its American counterpart. Burning questions of modern confectionery will be answered: What's better, milk or dark? Why does Hershey's have its own theme park? Do M&M's actually melt in your hand?

And of course, it wouldn't be spring without a discussion of Easter candy, including everyone's favorite, the Cadbury Mini Egg. 

Very Important Details
When: Tuesday, March 25, doors at 7:30 sharp
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
Free, 21+
Totally optional RSVP

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