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The Edible Radio Network is a collection of podcasts by publishers of local Edible Magazines across the US and Canada. Through our publications, podcasts, supporting websites, TV and events, we connect consumers with family farmers, growers, chefs, and food artisans of all kinds. We believe that every person has the right to affordable, fresh, healthful food on a daily basis and that knowing where our food comes from is a powerful thing.
Each podcast episode brings listeners closer to a food, a farmer, an artisan or an author, looking into the tapestry of food culture at the individual-thread level to reveal the intricacies of the whole.
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Tastes of the Tropics - Cacao in the Jungle
Tree-to-Bar Chocolate in South Florida In his small suburban Miami shop, artisan Ricardo “Cao” Trillos handcrafts chocolate bars using cacao beans from fair-trade certified plantations in the Dominican Republic, Tanzania and Costa Rica, countries within 10 degrees south and 10 degrees north of the equator. Within this band are the countries that provide the best growing conditions for the cacao trees – hot temperatures, abundant rainfall, high humidity – in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Africa, Indonesia and Hawai’i. Now, Trillos is making chocolate from cacao beans he harvests from a lush, tropical grove 15 miles southwest of his shop in the part of South Florida called the Redland. The latitude is 25 degrees, but in recent years, the hot, steamy conditions have been ideal for growing cacao and turning it into chocolate bars – a first in the continental United States. Find out more: Visit Cao Chocolates’ monthly chocolate tours and tastings at Patch of Heaven Gardens (http://www.patchofheavengardens.com/about/). Find out more: http://www.caochocolates.com/index.php/cao-chocolates-miami-chocolate-tasting
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Local Food Goes National
Fascinating interviews with local & national food fanatics from within the considerable Edible Communities network, across the US & Canada. Hosts that enjoy their work, too!
Date published: 2014-08-25