Just as wine comes from the vine, chocolate comes from the bean. Where both the vine and the bean get their nourishment is their place: their terroir. Understanding terroir will forever change your relationship with your bar of chocolate. Knowing farming and chocolate-making basics will help you understand why you love the chocolates you eat, and then enables you to ask chocolate makers, chocolate tastings host, and a chocolate shop salesperson smart questions. All this knowledge paves the path to more chocolates that delight you.
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