Chocolate through time ...

presented by Joyce White, food historian, virtual event

Thursday, April 8, 7 pm

Chocolate + prosecco + flowers = a great night!


Learn about the history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in Meso-America through the centuries to the modern day.  An interactive presentation will focus on how chocolate has changed through time both in terms of its cultural value and how mechanization has altered its production process over time. A timeline of how chocolate evolved as an ingredient in recipes will also be explored.  The presentation includes a chance to taste an assortment of historic chocolate recipes!   

$75 includes chocolate tasting box + prosecco + flower arrangement = treat yourself!

About Joyce White


Joyce developed her love for food history while working as a museum educator at various historic house museums and sites in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Joyce writes articles for local publications such as Outlook by the Bay, Chesapeake Family Magazine,, and assorted blogs. Joyce is also the foodways consultant to the c. 1801 Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park, MD, was the consultant for the restoration of the 18th century kitchen at Annapolis’s William Paca House, was the guest curator for the Maryland State Exhibit for the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans, LA, and is on the Board of Trustees for Annapolis’ c. 1774 Hammond-Harwood House Museum.  Joyce has a B.A. from William Smith College, an M.A. in American Studies from Penn State University, and has studied food history with leaders in the field at various historic sites in England and the US, including training at the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Chicago.

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