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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A Stop-Motion Tour of New York City

A filmmaker animated hundreds of still photographs to create this Big Apple flip book

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The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"

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This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

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What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.

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