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Future of Fine Chocolate?

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Future of Fine Chocolate?

Time: July 9, 2011 from 5pm to 10pm
Location: Ritz Carlton
Street: 1150 22nd Street, NW
City/Town: Washington D.C.
Website or Map: http://www.FineChocolateIndus…
Event Type: educational, networking, tasting
Created By: Mary Jo Stojak (FCIA executive director)
Latest Activity: Jul 6, 2011

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The news is full of stories about rising cacao prices, future cacao shortages and the efforts underway to address these issues. The majority of the emphasis is on making cacao more disease resistant and increasing the yield. These are all wonderful efforts, but...what's going on to preserve fine flavor? How will we preserve the amazing and outstanding cacao enjoyed by chocolate aficionados, produced by artisan chocolate makers and used by pastry chefs and chocolatiers today?

Join us on Saturday July 9th in Washington D.C. for a panel discussion (USDA ARS, WCF, and others) and update on efforts underway that focus on identifying, protecting, and promoting Fine Flavor beans. The event also includes a chocolate tasting hosted by FCIA member, restaurateur, and author Maricel Presilla, and a Gallery Showcase where companies supporting fine chocolate professionals can promote their products/services.

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Comment by Conrad Miller on June 20, 2011 at 10:05pm
I would also love anyone who would record this for us!  Ask permission, of course!  I will be in DC starting Sunday.  Are there any other events that people may be going to?
Comment by Clay Gordon on June 16, 2011 at 12:49pm
I would love to be there but have a prior conflict that will keep me from attending. Is there going to be a video or audio recording or transcript? I would like to be able to excerpt parts of the discussion for ChocolateLife members.

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