Hot Chocolate: Tabasco, Mexico in the Age of Maya

Screen Shot 2012-10-06 at 9.35.39 AM.png My recent article in National Geographic Traveler: It may be the end of one calendar era, but the people are still hungry. Tabasco has served as a crossroads for cultures and cuisine ever since the Olmec civilization advanced astronomy, calendar keeping, and other scientific activities that paved the way for the Maya reign…. The Maya dried, fermented, and toasted cacao seeds, using them in a wide variety of dishes. Today, cacao seeds work their way into tortillas, tamales, and other edibles.

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