Platicas y Pruebas: The History of Chocolate

At this time of year, people generally consume chocolate in mass quantities without ever considering it beyond its momentary low-level antidepressant qualities. Yet chocolate was once a delicacy of the most deific variety. In today's Platicas y Pruebas: The History of Chocolate, ArtBites historian Maite Gomez-Rejón teaches you about the secret origins of all that See's Candy you're heedlessly scarfing. Amidst all this perspective, you'll also experience the singular taste sensations of Aztec hot chocolate and champurrado, the warm and heavy Mexican drink that's usually paired with tamales but today is served with a side of knowledge.


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