Thursday, March 24, 2011

Woodblock Chocolate

I am on track to eat more than 70 lbs of chocolate this year. That is 6 times more than Joe Bag-a-Donuts according to the International Cacao Consumption Association.

Bribri Indian showing us his cacao.

I have entered the transitional furnichocular period of my career.  Two very exciting things in one week.
I couldn't make the Armory show to see those bad benches because I was busy studying cacao with Steve Devries in Costa Rica.  

Now I know a lot better what I don't know about cacao. I had very high expectations for this trip and it surpassed my hopes.  I was not only surrounded by but steeped in knowledge of cacao. I am too intimidated by the depth of what I learned to try to detail it here. What I can say is that we will be making better chocolate because of it.