“On the Chocolate Trail: Faith Diffused Chocolate Around the World” with Deborah Prinz
Join us March 12 for Deborah Prinz’s talk on “On the Chocolate Trail: Faith Diffused Chocolate Around the World.”
The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate consider that you are partaking in religious history as well as culinary history. Prinz’s talk explores chocolate’s religious narratives and rituals spanning several cultures, centuries, continents, and convictions. Faith traditions share chocolate consumption and business interests. Today’s commercial chocolate endeavors track back to a continuum of life-style and holiday use as faith groups diffused chocolate around the world.
About the speaker:
Rabbi Deborah Prinz is Rabbi Emerita of Temple Adat Shalom, Poway, California and served as its Senior Rabbi for almost twenty years. She was awarded a Starkoff Fellowship and a Director’s Fellowship from the American Jewish Archives as well as a Gilder Lehrman Fellowship from the Rockefeller Library to pursue research for her book, On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao, published in 2013 by Jewish Lights.
Free and open to the public.