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The Power of Chocolate
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Power of Chocolate Festival Two-Day Celebration: The Power of ChocolateSaturday and Sunday, February 12 & 13
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
NMAI on the National Mall
Washington, D.C.

This multi-day celebration of one of the world’s favorite flavors includes several daily performances in the Potomac by two local Bolivian dance groups: Alma Boliviana and Tradiciones Bolivianas Dancers; ongoing demonstrations by two Kuna mola (cloth applique) artisans from Panama; presentations by experts at MARS Chocolate North America; live food demonstrations with Mitsitam Cafe executive chef Richard Hetzler; a talk focused on the history of chocolate with Howard-Yana Shapiro and hands-on activities for families, including paper mola making.

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Dr. Howard Shapiro Chocolate Talk: Cacao History and Science: An Uncommon Conversation
Howard-Yana Shapiro, PhD.

Saturday and Sunday, February 12 & 13
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Rasmuson Theater
NMAI on the National Mall
Washington, D.C.This special, once-daily presentation, given in conjunction with the museum’s The Power of Chocolate Festival, will begin with a look at the mythology of chocolate, describing the unique relationship that people have had with this tropical treasure and the remarkable role it has played in human culture through time. Dr. Shapiro, Global Staff Officer for Plant Science and External Research at Mars, Incorporated, and Adjunct Professor, University of California-Davis, will then discuss this amazing plant in the context of a really sustainable future. Dr. Shapiro will identify promising new terrain for cacao research and development.

 

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This program will be webcast live on Saturday, February 12, at 2:00 pm
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