LOUISVILLE Search Results: “chocolate”

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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: “chocolate”

Chocolate Bear
Student in Albany
Squesha Chocolate
Exotic Dancer in Stanley


Gainesville, FL @ Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate
Aug 13, 2010


Dallas @ City Performance Hall
Sep 19, 2012


Gainesville, FL @ Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate
Feb 08, 2013


Copenhagen @ Stefanskirken
May 15, 2013


Gainesville, FL @ Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate
Apr 19, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ The Dana on Mission Bay
Nov 11, 2014


Osaka @ Knowledge Salon, GRAND FRONT OSAKA
Nov 28, 2015


Blue Mountains @ Katoomba Brewing Company
Sep 24, 2016


Hanoi @ nest by AIA
Dec 20, 2016


Hanoi @ Mooncafe Co-working space
Feb 20, 2017

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Drink Wine, Eat Chocolate

@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

Åsa Jungnelius is a much talked about contemporary Swedish glass designer, interested in what is considered genuine or fake and how the value of an object is created. She often uses stereotypes as a languange and challenge their conventional meaning. See more of her work here.

Swedish Style x PechaKuchaNight 02 Sweden LOVES Japan: A special Tokyo Design Week PechaKucha to celebrate 10 years of Swedish Style in Japan. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 9, 2014.

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3D Chocolate Face Modeling

@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

In this tasty presention we find out about FabCafe's 3D chocolate face modeling workshop it produced on Valentine's Day. The whole story went super viral accross the web, check out the backstory on the chocolates and the digital process.  This is the second PechaKucha 20x20 presentation by FabCafe watch the first presentation here to find out more about the space itself.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 25, 2013.

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Chocolate Man

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 26, 2015

Like most kids, Brian Tallarico was passionate about chocolates while he was growing up. But unlike most kids, he went on to open a chocolate shop—but only after receiving a fine arts degree. This year, he celebrated ten years of chocolate making and opened a new shop in Easton. 

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Our Bridges Smell Like Chocolate (sometimes)

@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

Annie Swank regularly makes mix-tapes.  In this PK mash-up she looks at finding the perfect love song to her hometown in a systematic, empirical way.

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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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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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Fu Wan Chocolate , a taste of Taiwan

@ VOL 35 ON DEC 09, 2017

Founder of Fu Wan Chocolate

CEO and Chef of Fu Wan Chocolate Resort

Certified Cacaos and Chocolates taster

Fascinated by cacaos and chocolates.

Transmitting the terroir of Taiwan to the world through the chocolates made with local customs and cultures

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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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Eat Me: A Brief Look at the Long History of Women and Chocolate

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

"Decadent. Seductive. Sinful." When it comes to chocolate, sex sells. And it specifically sells to women. Even though research shows that men and women consume roughly the same amount of chocolate, advertisements are mainly targeted at women, encouraging them to "indulge" their cravings and deepest desires.

While this may seem like a new phenomenon, the association between chocolate and female sexuality predates the modern ad campaign. In fact, some scholars trace it all the way back to the Mesoamerican civilizations that first cultivated Theobroma cacao. Liz Goad takes a quick jog through chocolate’s long, tawdry history to find out where this theme originated and how it has evolved over the centuries.

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PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 7

Another PechaKucha Night for Tel Aviv, another amazing audience of 2,000. Organizers Anat Safran and Itay Mautner send in this report. One night. 9 presenters. 2000 people. Yes, another big success for PechaKucha in Tel Aviv. While people were taking their places, drinking and chatting a stunning graphic presentation of typographic work was projected on the 3 big screens. Right after that, at 20:20, our presenters came up on stage and left us all excited, happy and thoughtful. We had a designer that creates chocolate boxes inspired by local political and social issues. An interactive project that showed us what the average Israeli looks like. A show where actors faces were replaced by huge masks on which videos are projected. Some video-art projects that were made of mixing and mashing famous movies scenes. The lead singer of a virtual band presented her band's stop motion clips, video game and music. A light designer exposed us to the handmade fabrication process of her amazing creations. A Japanese-Israeli dancer has created a special piece involving live dance show, live music and video. A young illustrator showed monsters that wake up at night on the sidewalks of the city. And a brother and sister who created an amazing project of interactive art: a taxi that allows a passenger in one city to experience a live trip in Jerusalem. As if all that wasn't enough, we also made our version of the cell-phone photo. It was really amazing seen from the stage. We're taking 5 minutes to relax and than we'll start working on PechaKucha Tel Aviv Vol.8, set for December. Thank you all, and we hope to see you in Tel Aviv real soon. Below, a few more photos from PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 7.

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PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 3

Champaign-Urbana is having its PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 tonight (July 30), so to put you in the mood here's a look at this past April's Vol. 3, courtesy of organizer Christina Tapp. Third time's a charm! Champaign-Urbana's PechaKucha Night Vol. 3 was held in April at the ever-so-accommodating Canopy Club. The anticipated event, held during our annual Boneyard Arts Festival, featured local spinner DJ Mertz and boasted over 350 people. Environment designer and rockin' emcee Andy Warfel jumpstarted the show into high gear and kept it rolling along with his trademark laid-back humor. 1. Our first presenter, Thorsten Bösch (who also happens to be, ahem, one of the PKN Chicago co-organizers) started off the night with interactive, collaborative light painting. 2. Artist, mural painter, educator, and curator Glen Davies talked about his travels with circuses and carnivals, as well as his exhibits in museums and galleries across the country. 3. Fishing With Dynamite presented on being Champaign-Urbana's only professional comedy troupe. Best of all? They also provided hilarious entertainment for the after party! 4. Kevin Coulton, co-founder of software and trans-media design start-up Doomlaser, talked about the relationship between graphic arts and mathematics. 5. Songwriter Paul Kotheimer sang two songs—including the ever-popular "31 True Facts About My Girlfriend"—and discussed his music label Hand Made Records. 6. Andy Borbely discussed his journey from Ivy Leaguer to bar manager to whiskey connoisseur, providing his special libations at the bar (mmmmm!). 7. Joel Gillespie, representing Champaign-Urbana's Bike Project, presented on how the organization educates and empowers the community with a welcoming space for bike repair, maintenance, and safety. 8. Architect Stewart Hicks showed us the way he thinks about the design of building and spaces—mixing the real and imaginary, combining existing structure with high-concept modern additions to create buildings that are works of art in their own right. 9. Chocophile Daniel Schreiber talked about his company, Flatlander Chocolate (one of only a handful of bean-to-bar chocolate companies in the U.S.) and discussed how eating chocolate should be treated as an event, just like sipping wine (or whiskey!). 10. Special guest presenter and fashion designer Ping Wu (from Project Runway) flew in from New York to talk about fulfilling her dream as a designer—and how her friends in Champaign-Urbana helped to foster that dream. 11. Entrepreneurial mastermind Matt Gornick discussed his commitment to building solutions based on what customers really want. 12. Sculptor—and aspiring naturalist—Chris Berti discussed ways he finds the beauty in the not-so-obvious aspects of nature and art. Just wait until PKN Vol. 4—it's an outdoor event, taking place OUTSIDE at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, July 30! Photographs by Wallo Villacorta and Thorsten Bösch.

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PKN Gainesville Vol. 3

And here's another photo we found today -- by Flickr user Yavelberg -- taken during this past Friday's PechaKucha Night in Gainesville Vol. 3. The event was held at Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate, and as you can see, even the staff was taking in the presentations. You'll find the full list of presenters on the official event page.

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Concrete Easter Eggs

PechaKucha Night in Budapest organizer Attila Bujdoso sends in this story, about how funds were raised at the city's Inspire Japan event. All photos were taken by Tóth Máté.The sprinkling and giving of Easter eggs are flourishing traditions in Hungary, widely practiced at Easter time. According to this folk custom, on Easter Monday, in the early mornings, young men visit women and sprinkle them with cold water or perfume. In return, the women give nicely decorated Easter eggs to the men. Lately, in modern times, the hand-painted eggs are often substituted by chocolate eggs. The Easter egg became an icon of the Hungarian Easter folk custom, preparing and decorating Easter eggs show a living example and vivid presence of folk art. The history of sprinkling and giving Easter eggs can be traced back to an ancient fertility cult as well. VPI Architects, a Budapest based young design team, has designed and produced special edition Easter eggs this year: Easter eggs made out of concrete. They paired the old tradition with a new material, and once following the tradition, all steps during the production process were made by hand. They used a special mix of concrete which gave an extra smooth surface. The concrete Easter eggs are decorated with lace strips, which evoke the traditional decoration motives of Easter eggs, but also give them an extra layer of sensuality. The concrete Easter eggs played a central role at the recent PechaKucha Night Budapest event, which celebrated a concrete special edition. The event organizers (Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre and Bujdosó Attila) joined the Inspire Japan initiative of Tokyo-based PechaKucha founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. The concrete Easter eggs were sold by auction and the income was sent as a donation for the Architecture for Humanity to support reconstruction works after the earthquake and tsunami disaster, which happened in Japan in March 2011.

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For this Wednesday's Vol. 100, the FabCafe returns to the PK stage to share what they did with chocolate on Valentine's Day -- and yes, it includes use of a 3D scanner and printer. Spoon & Tamago covers the chocolate project.PechaKucha 東京93に参加してくださったFabCafeの皆さんが再度100回目にプレゼンターとして再登場です!

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3D Chocolate Face Modeling

For our first "Presentation of the Day" of the week, we feature this second presentation by FabCafe -- watch the first presentation, to find out more about the space itself -- in which we find out about the Tokyo cafe's 3D chocolate face modeling workshop it produced on Valentine's Day.

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Drink Wine, Eat Chocolate

"Getting more pleasure, and enjoying [life] more, together." Good motto. Contemporary Swedish glass designer Åsa Jungnelius is interested in what is considered genuine or fake, and how value is created around an object. In "Drink Wine, Eat Chocolate" from a special Swedish Style x PechaKucha edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 66), we see that Åsa often uses stereotypes as a language that informs her design theory, and challenges the conventional meaning of these formulae. 

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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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Big Hair Don't Care

“While all my friend’s… hair would sway in the wind, my hair even defied the laws of physics. It would just stay absolutely still.” In Big Hair Don't Care from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th Volume, curly hair ambassador, chocolate-maker, and biathlon competitor Sandy Saad discusses what it's like to grow up with natural hair. Drawing from memories of her embarrassing hair phases, she tells the tale of how she came to accept her natural beauty.

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Tony's Chocolonely

"Isn't it weird that in the world of chocolate, all chocolate bars are divided equally, when things are shared so unfairly in the industry. We feel everybody deserves fair compensation for what they do in making chocolate." In Tony's Chocolonely from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 18th Volume, Speaker Peter Zandee explains the mission and philosophy behind Tony's Chocolonely, a 100% slave free chocolate company in Portland, Oregon. Because let’s be honest, supporting fair trade makes everything a little sweeter.