ONLINE ENCORE SHOWING: Where Chocolate Began with Dr. Lee Theisen



Presented by Dr. Lee Theisen, professor at UCLA

The story of chocolate, like all great stories, is fraught with narratives both mythical and factual. In this introduction to cacao and chocolate we will explore both, learning first where it was first cultivated and how it spread through Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. Next, we’ll follow the development of chocolate as sensual desire, money, medicine, and ritual, food, drink, and the lifeblood of many from 5000 BCE to the present. Participants will be provided with a list of craft chocolate makers between The Tropic of Cancer and The Tropic of Capricorn. Taste buds beware!

Location: ONLINE

Ticketed Event: Member $5 | General $10 | Ticketholders will receive access to view the online presentation at 11 AM on the day of the program. If you purchase a ticket after 11 AM on January 28, the access link will be included in your email confirmation from ACME Technologies. Presentation accessible for 24 hours. 

TICKETS: Online. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

January 28, 2021 11:00 am - 11:59 am