The Origins and History of Chocolate in Ancient Mexico
Chocolate was a highly esteemed food, an offering to the gods and a medium of exchange (money) in ancient Mexico. Yet the indigenous chocolate foods were very different from the sweet confection we know today. Join Dr. Dorie Reents-Budet, Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA and Consulting Curator at The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, for an exploration of the origins of chocolate, its social, political and economic roles and its myriad recipes among the Olmecs, the Maya and the Aztecs, spanning more than 2500 years of culinary history and enjoyment.
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