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Chocolate! -- Gordon Rowland
SLO Adult School, B3
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Chocolate! -- Gordon Rowland
Wednesday, Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day) 10:00-12:00, SLO Adult School Room B3

Who doesnt enjoy the taste of chocolate?  Especially on Valentine's Day!

Have you ever wondered where it comes from or how it is made?  What is your favorite:  milk, dark, or white chocolate, and why do they taste different?

In this course we will answer those questions while exploring the who, what, when, where and why of chocolate.

The history of chocolate goes back approximately 3800 years.  It has been used as currency, medication, ceremonial offerings, and a drink for royalty.  The history of chocolate also has a darker side, including the use of slave labor and human sacrifice.

We will follow the story from those times into modern times where you will learn about the rise of a multi-billion dollar industry that has its footprint not only in delicious food, but also in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

We will also have the opportunity to taste a few chocolates and explore the varied flavors and textures in different types.

You might wonder how Gordan Rowland went from a career in rocket science and engineering to instructing/coordinating a class in the history of chocolate. He really enjoys tasting chocolates of the world (i.e. chocoholic) and learning about chocolate.  After reading/viewing several books, papers, and videos he has a great appreciation of the history of chocolate and the dedicated people who unraveled the history. Gordon looks forward to sharing what he has learned about chocolate.

If you would like to have the password for the member price for this course, go to www.lifelearnerscc.org for information on how you can become a member.


SLO Adult School, B3 (View)
1500 Lizzie Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States



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