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The Slow Melt: A podcast about chocolate

The Slow Melt: a podcast about chocolate

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The first podcast to cover the continuum of chocolate, The Slow Melt uses chocolate as the thick, delicious lens through which to explore the world—from flavor and physiology to chemistry and conservation, from global markets and gender to climate ch...Show More
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Makers Series 9: Fruition Chocolate

25:54 | Oct 6th, 2017

Fruition Chocolate was founded in 2011 by Bryan Graham and is based in Woodstock, USA. The company is known for stone-grinding cocoa beans as a means, Bryan says, of accentuating their inherent flavor. Fruition Chocolate won the gold medal for “Best ...Show More
Preview of Makers Series 9: Fruition Chocolate

00:57 | Sep 29th, 2017

Fruition Chocolate was founded in 2011 by Bryan Graham and is based in Woodstock, USA. The company is known for stone-grinding cocoa beans as a means, Bryan says, of accentuating their inherent flavor. Fruition Chocolate won the gold medal for “Best ...Show More
Makers Series 8: Theo Chocolate

32:54 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Theo Chocolate was founded in 2006 by Joe Whinney and Debra Music and is based in Seattle, USA. The company is known as being the first organic, fair-trade certified, bean-to-bar chocolate maker in North America, and offers chocolate made with beans ...Show More
Preview of Makers Series 8: Theo Chocolate

01:00 | Sep 15th, 2017

Theo Chocolate was founded in 2006 by Joe Whinney and Debra Music and is based in Seattle, USA. The company is known as being the first organic, fair-trade certified, bean-to-bar chocolate maker in North America, and offers chocolate made with beans ...Show More
Makers Series 7: Cailo Chocolate

26:40 | Sep 8th, 2017

Cailo Chocolate was founded in 2016 by the Castillo and Carniello families and is based in Perth, Australia. The bean-to-bar producer sources its cocoa beans from the Bocas del Toro region of Panama and is known for small-batch chocolate bars that in...Show More
Preview of Makers Series 7: Cailo Chocolate

00:59 | Sep 1st, 2017

Cailo Chocolate was founded in 2016 by the Castillo and Carniello families and is based in Perth, Australia. The bean-to-bar producer sources its cocoa beans from the Bocas del Toro region of Panama and is known for small-batch chocolate bars that in...Show More
Makers Series 6: Cacao Hunters

39:08 | Aug 25th, 2017

Cacao Hunters was founded in 2013 by Carlos Ignacio Velasco and Mayumi Ogata and is based in Popayán, Colombia. The company is dedicated to finding, preserving and promoting heirloom varieties of cacao in indigenous and post-conflict regions of Colom...Show More
Preview of Makers Series 6: Cacao Hunters

01:06 | Aug 18th, 2017

Cacao Hunters was founded in 2013 by Carlos Ignacio Velasco and Mayumi Ogata and is based in Popayán, Colombia. The company is dedicated to finding, preserving and promoting heirloom varieties of cacao in indigenous and post-conflict regions of Colom...Show More
Makers Series 5: Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat

40:05 | Aug 11th, 2017

Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat, was founded in 2011 by Vincent Mourou and Samuel Maruta and is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The company is the first artisan chocolate maker based in Vietnam, and works in close collaboration with farmers, cooperat...Show More
Preview of Makers Series 5: Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat

00:59 | Aug 4th, 2017

Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat, was founded in 2011 by Vincent Mourou and Samuel Maruta and is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The company is the first artisan chocolate maker based in Vietnam, and works in close collaboration with farmers, cooperat...Show More
Makers Series 4: Ritual Chocolate

33:58 | Jul 28th, 2017

Ritual Chocolate was founded in 2010 by Robbie Stout and Anna Davies and is based in Park City, USA. The company makes small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate by hand using classic European methods, and offers single-origin chocolate from Belize, Peru, Ec...Show More
Preview of Makers Series 4: Ritual Chocolate

00:58 | Jul 21st, 2017

Ritual Chocolate was founded in 2010 by Robbie Stout and Anna Davies and is based in Park City, USA. The company handmakes small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate using classic European methods, and offers single-origin chocolate from Belize, Peru, Ecuado...Show More
Makers Series 3: Valrhona

19:39 | Jul 14th, 2017

Valrhona was founded in 1922 by Albéric Guironnet in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France, and is now also based in Brooklyn, USA. The company is dedicated to enhancing the flavors of rare cocoa beans, highlighting the land where the cocoa b...Show More
Preview of Makers Series 3: Valrhona

01:00 | Jul 7th, 2017

Valrhona was founded in 1922 by Albéric Guironnet in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France, and is now also based in Brooklyn, USA. The company is dedicated to enhancing the flavors of rare cocoa beans, highlighting the land where the cocoa b...Show More
Makers Series 2: Askinosie Chocolate

44:49 | Jun 30th, 2017

Askinosie Chocolate was founded in 2007 in Springfield, USA, by Shawn Askinosie, who left his job as a criminal defense lawyer to pursue his love of chocolate. The company has an articulated commitment to fairness, sustainability, minimal environment...Show More
Preview of Makers Series 2: Askinosie Chocolate

00:54 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Askinosie Chocolate was founded in 2007 in Springfield, USA, by Shawn Askinosie, who left his job as a criminal defense lawyer to pursue his love of chocolate. The company has an articulated commitment to fairness, sustainability, minimal environment...Show More
Makers Series 1: SOMA Chocolatemaker

37:56 | Jun 16th, 2017

There are so many incredible makers who are part of the emerging craft chocolate movement and bigger markets, we decided to create a series highlighting them. Our Makers Series will introduce you to chocolate makers from all over the world, crafting ...Show More
Preview of Makers Series 1: SOMA Chocolatemakers

00:59 | Jun 9th, 2017

There are so many incredible makers who are part of the emerging craft chocolate movement and bigger markets, we decided to create a series highlighting them. Our Makers Series will introduce you to chocolate makers from all over the world, crafting ...Show More
Episode 9: Your Chocolate is Probably African (part 2)

18:09 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Part 2: Although cacao’s birthplace is across the upper Amazon in South America, 70 percent of cacao comes from West Africa. In this two-part episode, we’re exploring the history and politics of chocolate and meet the farmers who make it all happen. ...Show More
Episode 9: Your Chocolate is Probably African (part 1)

28:22 | May 26th, 2017

Although cacao’s birthplace is across the upper Amazon in South America, 70 percent of cacao comes from West Africa. In this two-part episode, we’ll explore the history and politics of chocolate and meet the farmers who make it all happen. In part on...Show More
Preview of Episode 9: Your Chocolate Is Probably African

01:00 | May 19th, 2017

Although cacao’s birthplace is across the upper Amazon in South America, 70 percent of cacao comes from West Africa. In this two-part episode, we’ll explore the history and politics of chocolate and meet the farmers who make it all happen. In part o...Show More
Episode 8: The Deep Origin: Latin America

29:29 | May 12th, 2017

The cocoa and chocolate we know and love was born in the upper Amazon and domesticated (turned into chocolate) in Mesoamerica. In this episode, we will explore the history of the food of the gods and, as the leading producer of fine and flavor cocoa,...Show More
Preview of Episode 8: The Deep Origin: Latin America

01:02 | May 5th, 2017

The cocoa and chocolate we know and love was born in the upper Amazon and domesticated (turned into chocolate) in Mesoamerica. In this episode, we will explore the history of the food of the gods and, as the leading producer of fine and flavor cocoa,...Show More
Episode 7: The Craft Of Chocolate

29:39 | Apr 21st, 2017

The specialty chocolate industry has grown exponentially but is still in the process of defining itself. We will explore this evolving industry and some of the leaders who are helping shape it. Guests include: Clay Gordon, author of Discover Choco...Show More
Preview of Episode 7: The Craft of Chocolate

01:00 | Apr 14th, 2017

The specialty chocolate industry has grown exponentially but is still in the process of defining itself. We will explore this evolving industry and some of the leaders who are helping shape it. Guests include: Clay Gordon, author of Discover Chocolat...Show More
Episode 6: Save By Savoring

29:16 | Apr 6th, 2017

Disease, climate change and low wages are just a few of the reasons we are losing some of the most diverse, delicious varieties of cocoa. In this episode, we will explore some of the efforts to save the crop we love. (Hint: This includes eating even ...Show More
Preview of Episode 6: Save By Savoring

01:00 | Mar 31st, 2017

Disease, climate change and low wages are just a few of the reasons we are losing some of the most diverse, delicious varieties of cocoa. In this episode, we will explore some of the efforts to save the crop we love. (Hint: This includes eating even ...Show More
Episode 5: Eat With Your Ears (And More)

26:15 | Mar 24th, 2017

Most of our experience of chocolate comes from smell and taste but also touch, sight and sound. In this episode, we’ll explore the sense people think of most when it comes to eating chocolate—and the one they think of the least. This show was preview...Show More
Preview of Episode 5: Eat With Your Ears (And More)

00:59 | Mar 17th, 2017

Most of our experience of chocolate comes from smell and taste but also touch, sight and sound. In this episode, we’ll explore the sense people think of most when it comes to eating chocolate—and the one they think of the least. This show was preview...Show More
Episode 4: The High Price of Cheap Chocolate

28:32 | Mar 10th, 2017

Over 40 percent of cocoa comes from Ivory Coast and one-fourth of the population—about 6 million people—earn their living through the crop. In the past year, the price of cocoa has dropped by 30 percent, hitting record lows just after Valentine’s Day...Show More
Preview of Episode 4: The High Price of Cheap Chocolate

00:59 | Mar 6th, 2017

Over 40 percent of cocoa comes from Ivory Coast and one-fourth of the population—about 6 million people—earn their living through the crop. In the past year, the price of cocoa has dropped by 30 percent, hitting record lows just after Valentine’s Day...Show More
Episode 3: We Eat the Seeds

27:50 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Many of us have been eating chocolate since childhood, but few can recognize it in nature. In this episode, we start at the farm with the pod-shaped fruit and its bitter seeds. Those seeds start off bitter, but ultimately become sweet, gooey chocolat...Show More
Preview of Episode 3: We Eat the Seeds

01:00 | Feb 17th, 2017

Many of us have been eating chocolate since childhood, but few can recognize it in nature. In this episode, we start at the farm with the pod-shaped fruit and its bitter seeds. Those seeds start off bitter, but ultimately become sweet, gooey chocolat...Show More
Episode 2: Be Still My Heart

25:38 | Feb 10th, 2017

Chocolate: food of the gods, balm of our hearts, and, at one point in time, a symbol of sacrifice and stand-in for human blood. In this episode, we explore what makes chocolate sexy and how to decipher labels on the nearly $400 million of chocolate s...Show More
Pilot: Chocolate is Multiple

23:40 | Jan 27th, 2017

Chocolate, like love and truth, is multiple. This pilot episode gives an overview of the different people, places and processes involved in creating chocolate—and the steps involved in savoring it. Guests include: Brigitte Laliberté, coordinator of...Show More
Season One Preview: A Podcast about Chocolate

00:59 | Jan 10th, 2017

Welcome to The Slow Melt—the first podcast to cover the continuum of chocolate. Hosted by Simran Sethi, The Slow Melt uses chocolate as the thick, delicious lens through which to explore the world—from flavor and physiology to chemistry and conservat...Show More