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The goal of The Birth of Chocolate is to enhance the individual’s chocolate experience by providing an understanding of the many people, places and processes involved in bringing chocolate to the table.

For the project, the author/explorer Linda Rice Lorenzetti and photographer/explorer Daniel Lorenzetti will travel the cocoa producing countries to document the world’s cocoa cultures.  They will follow the cocoa cycle from a single seed at planting to harvest and, ultimately, the final confection. 

Planned elements will include a published book, a museum traveling exhibition, a web and ipad based educational curriculum, a complimentary website and a social media outreach campaign.

Our other project - The Birth of Coffee
Our organization -
The Image Expedition
Facebook page - 
The Birth of Chocolate
EIR appointment -
Explorers in Residence