ChocoSol Chocolate Workshop
Thursday, April 23, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Tickets available from: www.universe.com/chocosol-chocolate-workshops
Cacao is the “food of the gods,” but somehow chocolate has been turned into “candy of the masses.” Join us for an interactive chocolate workshop where we explore how sugars have been used to dilute chocolate into sugar-filled candy. We will provide chocolate food alternatives through a variety of creative, delicious, and nutritious treats that are free of cane sugar.
This 2½ hour chocolate workshop provides interactive bean-to-bar chocolate education (including discussions on the history and cultural teachings of cacao, chocolate making techniques, horizontal trade and forest garden permaculture), a tour of the kitchen, hands-on ingredient preparation, and chocolate tastings.
$35 per person
A minimum of 12 people are needed. Maximum 18. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase ChocoSol products at a reduced price.
Saturday, April 25th
12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
Get to know ChocoSol through the 3 T’s:
TASTING: Let an expert Chocosolista guide you through a tasting of our various cacao and chocolate foods, including beans, Mayan-style xocolatl (drinking chocolate), and artisanal dark eating chocolates.
TALK: Engage in an in-depth bean-to-bar chocolate talk (including discussions on the history and cultural teachings of cacao, chocolate making techniques, horizontal trade, and forest garden permaculture). Learn about ChocoSol as a social enterprise/learning community that embraces ethical practices, ecological sustainability, and the slow food movement.
TOUR: Take a tour through our production facility and see how we make our award-winning chocolate food (NOT chocolate candy).
This month’s workshop theme: We will explore sweeteners and sweetness, including the lack thereof, in our various creations. Sweetness is a luxury to be seriously considered! It is important to be conscious on how various sweeteners and sugars affect your health. Your health is not all encompassing though! Think of the roots of foods, the people who grow it and the traditions in which it is prepared. There are very real issues with sugar and exploitation on both ends of the spectrum. That’s why ChocoSol keeps our chocolate dark and pure! Our chocolate foods can be enjoyed with joy in moderation with a full heart, knowing all ingredients are sourced for their quality and ethical and ecological connection to people, communities, and soil.
3 start times available: 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
$20 per person in advance / $25 at the door (CASH only, subject to availability)
Minimum 5 people needed per event. Maximum of 10. Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase ChocoSol products at a reduced price.
See you Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Green Living Show! You’ll find ChocoSol at BOOTH125B (in the Health/Food section).
New venue (Metro Toronto Convention Centre)!
Free admission when you bring in old electrics to be recycled or with your March TTC Metropass!
ChocoSol’s Founder, Michael Sacco, will be visiting Durham College’s Centre for Food to give a presentation on the teachings of the Maya and forest gardens; current research on the spiritual ecology of the forest garden and polyculture in Mexico; and how ChocoSol is locally engaging in this research in Ontario in the form of our ChocoSoil project. Sample our delicious mochas and xocolatl (Mayan drinking chocolate). Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase ChocoSol products at the event.
Full event details: http://www.durhamcollege.ca/evite/20150317-chocosol-workshop-v4.html
Learn about the historical and cultural significance of maiz (corn) and the Mesoamerican Indigenous knowledge associated with this symbolic grain.
Experience how ChocoSol draws from Indigenous teachings by joining us for a delicious dinner. Enjoy a 6-course local, sustainable menu inspired by the eco-gastronomy of the 3 sisters: corn, squash, and beans. All food will be prepared with vegan and/or local sustainable ingredients only. Non-alcoholic beverages included. Cash bar available.
Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Location: Mad Mexican Taco House (383 Jane Street, Toronto)
Price: $50 per person
Tickets available from www.universe.com/chocosol-maiz-symposium
We’re celebrating Seedy Sunday at Evergreen Brick Works on Sunday, March 22 from 10 to 3!
Full details: http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/11085/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1106478202825247/
Byron rockin’ last year’s Seedy Sunday at Brick Works!