Alex Whitmore

Alex Whitmore is a co-founder of Taza Chocolate.

  • Heart of Chocolate

    Drawn by rumors of unique, uncultivated cacao trees, an artisan chocolatier continues his quest for top-notch nibs in the lowlands of Bolivia

  • Cacao by the Truckload

    The co-founder of a small bean-to-bar chocolate company visits another world: a giant storage warehouse.

  • The Secret Behind Special Chocolate

    The author describes the ancient Mexican art of cocoa-milling--but he can only reveal so much.

  • How to Make a Chocolate Bar

    It's not easy to find high-quality, organic cacao. But the work pays off in the form of a rich chocolate bar.

  • Cacao Tejate: Ancient Chocolate Drink

    Hand-milled in Mexico for centuries from cocoa beans, corn, and the flower of the "funeral tree," it's like an artisinal Frosty. The local producers, who also sell it, each make their own customized versions of the chocolatey beverage, adding such extras as chilies, salsa, or herbs.

  • Mexican Chocolate: Rustic, Stronger, Better

    Mexican chocolate has strong flavors and rustic textures you just won't find in a bar of the European stuff. It's no wonder: chocolate has been a food--not a candy--in Central and South America for thousands of years before it ever got to Europe.

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

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Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

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Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

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Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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