Jews on the Chocolate Trail Detroit Institute of the Arts. Detroit, Michigan February 26th, 2017, 3:30 pm
This talk accompanies the exhibit: Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate Beverages
Detroit Institute of the Arts, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
The introduction of coffee, tea and chocolate to Europe, beginning in the late 16th century, profoundly changed drinking habits, tastes and social customs. It spurred an insatiable demand for specialized vessels such as chocolate pots and cups. Debbie will speak about the role of Jews in diffusing chocolate through Europe and their chocolate making skills. She will also sign books.
Debbie interviewed on WLQV 1500 AM, Detroit, February 12, 2017 You can hear a brief excerpt here.