We celebrated Valentine's Day at the FedEx Global Education Center with a discussion and reception on chocolate! Dr. Dorie Reents Budet, an expert on Mayan ceramics and curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts gave the 2008 Robert Howren Lecture in Mayan Studies sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Americas. This talk explored the origins of chocolate and the social and ritual uses of the wonder-filled food. After the lecture, over 400 guests enjoyed a delicious chocolate reception with treats including Mexican chocolate fondue, chocolate bruschetta, Aztec chocolate bark, molé, chocolate and fruit crepes and much more!
Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Global Cup Café with support from Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Foster's Market of Chapel Hill, Harris Teeter, A Southern Season, Chocolaterie Stam, Food Lion, and Daniel's Catering.
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