History of Chocolate
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 741 , Segment 2
Episode: Culinary Wonders of the World
- Nov 12, 2020 8:00 pm
- 24:10 mins
Guest: Carla D. Martin, Founder and Executive Director, Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute, and Lecturer, Harvard University From pedestrian Hershey's to luxurious Belgian, chocolate has a history spanning centuries. Martin asks us to think about the "value chain" involved in the global distribution of chocolate: workers and producers receive the smallest profit from the industry. Looking back centuries to the history of cacao production also reveals another type of value, one that was even sacred.