Jimmy Lyons preps the raw cocoa beans on baking sheets before roasting them in a convection oven. Cacao  Pods together with beans from Peru and Madagascar. Cacao beans were used as currency by the Aztecs and  considered food of the gods.

In Brooklyn, a culture of refined chocolate making, using the finest cacao beans sourced directly from farmers in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, is on the rise. The last decade alone has seen the ...

 
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New York is known across the planet as the city of relentless reinvention. The skyline reaches ever higher into the clouds; time warps neighborhoods like  funhouse mirrors as wave after wave of newcomers erode and ...

 
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Today we stop by Brooklyn Victory Garden, a Clinton Hill shop specializing in regionally produced meats, dairy, bread and…just about anything, really. They started making sandwiches about a year ago. We thought we probably ...