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The Legacy of Cacao at LA Plaza Cocina | November 5, 2022 – April 30, 2023

LA Plaza Cocina opened its newest exhibition, The Legacy of Cacao, which focuses on chocolate, one of the most popular foods in the world, on Saturday, November 5, 2022. The exhibition follows the evolution of chocolate from its first reference by the Olmec civilization, more than 2,000 years ago, to the present day.  The exhibition will be on display until April 30, 2023.

Visitors of LA Cocina, the first museum dedicated to Mexican food in the United States, will learn about one of Mesoamerica’s most sacred natural staples, a food prized around the world for its taste and seductive effects. The exhibition will include precolonial objects and photographs by noted food and beverage photographer Shava Cueva.  

The exhibition, which reveals how the sacred connotations of the original pre-Hispanic beverage remain alive in contemporary Mexico, is co-curated by LA Plaza Director of Programming and Culinary Arts, Ximena Martin, and Maite Gomez-Rejón, an educator, writer, and cook who has been exploring the nexus of art and cuisine for more than a decade.  

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