LOUISVILLE Search Results: “cacao”

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Searching Out the World's Rarest Chocolate

@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

"Lima is home to over 150 different micro-climates and located very close to the ecquator, and this makes it a pretty damn fine place to grow cacoa." 

In Searching Out the World's Rarest Chocolate from PechaKucha Night Louisville Vol. 15Erika Chavez-Graziano recounts her travel to a remote region of Peru on a quest to find "Fortunado #4", the world's rarest cacao. Once thought to be extinct, a lone tree, from which Furtunado #4 comes, was recently re-discovered, and having come back from the dead, now serves as the mother tree for the continuation of this rare chocolate.

Watch this "PechaKucha of the Day" from Wednesday from May 6, 2015.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “cacao”


Cairo @ Tahrir Lounge
Oct 04, 2011


Cairo @ The District
Nov 23, 2013


Cincinnati @ Contemporary Arts Center
Jun 16, 2016


Penticton @ Cannery Brewing
Dec 08, 2016


Fayetteville NC
Sep 10, 2019

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How Do I Draw That?

@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Yamen Elgamel was in town visiting and stepped up to speak about how his artistic and illustration voice / style has evolved through the years. Tune in as Elgamel speaks to loving the Ninja Turtles, Michael Jackson, illustration, and utilizing all of these to find his personal style.

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Eat Chocolate

@ VOL 4 ON JUL 10, 2015

Puja Satiani was educated as an attorney. She hit a point in her life when she had to make a tough decision. She pivoted her career from law to chocolate. In this presentation, she discussses real vs fake chocolate and whether chocolate is an aphrodisiac. 

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Jugando con la música

@ VOL 2 ON APR 28, 2016

Goyo Reyna nos cuenta sus inicios de como empezo a cantar.

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@ VOL 1 ON MAY 19, 2016

"Nothing can describe the emotions I went through, it was absolutely unbelievable."

In "Cape2Cairo" from PechaKucha Harare Vol. 1, David Martin speaks about his incredible journey from Cape to Cairo.

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New York via Bike Share

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."

In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.

Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland. 

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Nuevos Retos, Nuevas Culturas

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 04, 2016

Viviendo en Venezuela, Carlos Franceschi observó las oportunidades que tenía para ayudar en las comunidades del país. Con la empresa Chocolates Franceschi, en la cual cultivan el Cacao Venezolano para luego procesarlo y venderlo comercialmente, se dieron cuenta de la gran oportunidad que tenían para hacer grandes labores sociales para cada una de las comunidades.

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En Venezuela somos Cacao

@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

La chef venezolana, ganadora del Basque Culinary World Prize 2016, María Fernanda di Giacobbe, nos inspira con su mensaje de la cultura del chocolate en Venezuela. Cómo ha utilizado este medio para empoderar a cientos de mujeres venezolanas y así cambiar sus vidas. Nos cuenta sobre su experiencia como chocolatera y sus proyectos con Cacao de Origen y Kakao Chocolates.

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Keiki Club

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.

Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA.  She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.  

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Bean to Bar Chocolate

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

Chocolate maker Trevor Fast explains the process of creating small batches of two-ingredient, single-origin bean to bar chocolate. They only use cacao sourced directly from producers across the globe with whom they build strong and lasting relationships.


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Caro Chinaski

PechaKucha Night in Buenos Aires Vol. 15 was held last night -- you'll remember that we shared the beautiful event poster just the other day -- and while we wait for an event report, here's a look at one of the presenters, illustrator Caro Chinaski.

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Today's presentation highlight comes to us in Spanish, courtesy of this presentation by photographer CAMO from PechaKucha Night in Bogota Vol. 6.

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Searching Out the World’s Rarest Chocolate

Ever wondered how chocolate is made? Well, wonder no more! Erika Chavez-Graziano founded a small business called Cellar Door Chocolates, and is an expert on cacao. In “Searching Out the World’s Rarest Chocolate” from PKN Louisville Vol 15, Erika recounts her travel to Peru to find the world’s rarest cacao and the process of making it into chocolate.

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Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe

"That not how most people build boats these days but I figured I was new to woodworking, logs float no matter what, and I was committed." In Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 1, Mary Catterlin and and Amy Lukas share their story of how, in the summer of 2012, they circumnavigated Lake Michigan in their handmade dugout sailing canoe. After 93 days and 1200 miles, they returned home to the beach of Beverly Shores, Indiana. This adventure has led to the creation of a self produced documentary and a published illustrated journal.

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Cascade Artist Studio

"The work in the studio is very varied and I think that reflects the different artists." In Cascade Artist Studio from PechaKucha Night Blue Mountain Vol. 9, Artist Jacqueline Spedding introduces the warehouse she and a friend recently transformed into a working studio space in 2012. Cascade Studio in Blue Mountains hosts a range of talented artists- the most recent visiting artist came from South Korea.