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[Past Event] Chocolate: The History and Mystery of Our Favorite Confection | Ryan Ranch

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Course Description:

Take a deep dive into a vat of chocolate science and lore. From its ancient roots in the land of the Olmecs, this “food of the gods” has become a worldwide cultural and culinary force. How did the cacao bean come to both fortify warriors and soothe the broken-hearted? What is the process that turns beans into bars? And, what is the best way to savor, appreciate and compare chocolates? These questions, and many more, will be answered in this delicious two-part offering which includes a chocolate tasting as part of our final session.


Tuition: $30.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Thursdays, Oct. 5, 12 *10:00 am - noon* (2 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. Seats are limited.


Ellen McEwen, M.D., retired after more than 25 years serving the community as a Family Medicine Specialist. She currently serves as Chair of the Monterey Parks and Recreation Commission and as part of the Monterey Sports Center Medical Advisory Board.