For any Sisters and Brothers in Mississippi near Millsaps College, you can go hear a lecture about the history of chocolate on Thursday, April 16, 2009.
This article about it gives some highlights that Jeff Hurst will lay out in his lecture. A biochemist, Hurst has worked for Hershey, one of the biggest chocolate companies in the world, for over three decades. He may have some knowledge to share though your Chocolate Priestess is a bit surprised it's about history and not about the chemistry of chocolate. Perhaps his love of chocolate turned into a love of history and that is not a problem at all.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.