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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Life as an Obama Impersonator

"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."

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Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.

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Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

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The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

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'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

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