ChocoSol founder, Michael Sacco,
Following the first reading, the enigmatic Michael Sacco
took over and mesmerized the crowd.
spoke of chocolate's abundant healing properties and expounded on the food's history, from its Mayan origins as nourishment of the gods and use as currency to its transformation by the Europeans whose production processes (most of which have stayed with us until today) unfortunately strip cacao of most of its antioxidants and remarkable qualities.
prepares drinking chocolate for the crowd using pedal power.
Without complaint, the crowd ascended a staircase to the ChocoSol loft where Michael
discussed how the ChocoSolistas
create their artisanal chocolate using methods reminiscent of Mayan practices.
reads a passage from Theft By Chocolate