Everything Chocolate: From Therapy to Pleasure

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Everything Chocolate: From Therapy to Pleasure

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Mandatory Lab Fee Required

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will cover all aspects of chocolate from the scientific, cultural, and gastronomic points of view. Topics include its history from its Aztec origins to globalization during the Industrial Revolution, the hotly debated health and aphrodisiacal issues surrounding chocolate, the role of chocolate in literature and films. Students will be introduced to the processes of chocolate production, types of finished chocolate products, past and present trends of chocolate preparation and service, the notions of chocolate pairing, and the chemical makeup of chocolate and how this influences medical/scientific research. In addition to the theoretic part of the course, hands on workshops will be dedicated to chocolate tastings and both classic and innovation chocolate preparations.

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