Learn about the origins of chocolate from Mark Sciscenti, a chocolate historian and chocolate maker currently in Santa Fe, on this week's episode of Straight, From the Source. Tune in and hear about flavorings for traditional (pre-Colombian) chocolate beverages, the uses of honey and agave primarily as flavorings not sweeteners in chocolate and The surprising chocolatey connection between the Mayans and Puebla Indians. Chocolate and history buffs alike can find plenty of great informational nuggets on the best chocolate radio show in the world! This program was sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.
"Chocolate was considered a gift of the foods and the food of the gods, and quite often they would drink chocolate beverages in a ceremonial fashion." [15:30]
--Mark Sciscenti on Straight From the Source