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  • Judi Lynn (7581 posts)
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    Watch a Modern Chocolatier Use an Ancient Technique to Make a Delicious Hot Choc

    Watch a Modern Chocolatier Use an Ancient Technique to Make a Delicious Hot Chocolate Drink
    BY COLIN GORENSTEIN
    SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

     

    You won’t find any modern culinary bells and whistles at Chocolate D’ Taza. This fourth-generation chocolatier, located in the town of Antigua, Guatemala, is using ancient Mayan techniques to produce a deliciously rich hot chocolate drink.

    The family-owned business uses a 3000-year-old technique to produce their handmade chocolate, which takes four days to make. After cacao beans—or “the food of the gods,” as they were once called—are gathered from the fruit, they’re roasted over an open fire until a char develops. The beans are then placed on a traditional grinding stone called a metate.

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  • NV Wino (5439 posts)
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    1. I'm not all that in to instant, but four days for a cup of cocoa…

    Maybe not.

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