Globavores: Chocolate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

This week's installment of our series Globavores, about the foods of the Columbian Exchange, is all about chocolate, which had rich, long history in the Americas long before Europeans arrived. Chocolatier Jacques Torres and Louis Grivetti, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis, talk about the origins of chocolate in Mesoamerica and how the cacao seed has traveled around the globe transforming cuisine and palates along the way.

Chocolate Recipes from Jacques Torres

Contemporary Chocolate Recipes from Louis Grivetti

Historical Chocolate Recipes from Louis Grivetti

Share your favorite chocolate recipe! Leave it as a comment, below!


Louis Grivetti and Jacques Torres

Comments [6]



Chocolate is indeed a worthy topic for Leonard's audience interested in food!!! And for me, I love chocolate!!!

Oct. 17 2012 08:46 PM
Miguel from Caracas, Venezuela

I beg to differ. I found this show about chocolate quite interesting. If one is not interested in something so awesome as chocolate, what can possibly drive your attention???

Oct. 17 2012 01:03 PM
Opal from NYC

Re: Chocolate -- Boring. I wonder how many of Leonard's listeners really give a damn about this (expletive).

Oct. 17 2012 12:47 PM
R2 from nyc

a place in brooklyn does Chocolate Rum...goes pretty good on deserts.
Chocolate is so versatile.
My personal favorites are either from Switzerland of Belgium. Sweeter.

Oct. 17 2012 12:45 PM
dr. myriam bencheikh from Brooklyn

Is it Jacques Torres on the air?

We are such an avid addict of your chocolates, and we do convert everyone to your brand.

When we have long hours drive to Boston or down south to Georgia, my husband and I always make sure to have Jacques's dark nutty barks with us.

Merci Jacques

PS; Quand pouvons nous faire votre prochain magasin dans les Emirats? Myriam et John Ellis Architects (917)319-5995.

Oct. 17 2012 12:44 PM
Christine from Westchester

I had heard that the chocolate supply is being threatened by some sort of fungus or disease. Nestle for one seems to be working on the problem to try to prevent chocolate shortage and I for one, think such a shortage would be a disaster!

Oct. 17 2012 12:35 PM

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