Today Zarela and Aarón welcome Andy Coe, author and scholar of culinary history, to discuss cacao and chocolate. They start with the history; how it was first consumed as a drink, and then made its way around the world after the Columbian Exchange.  They share stories of how cacao was used as currency and, possibly, an aphrodisiac, and Andy leads Zarela and Aarón through the process of making modern chocolate bars.

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