Chiles and Chocolate

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Chiles and Chocolate
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The culinary mating of hot chiles and chocolate was unforgettably revealed to me in the mercado in Oaxaca, where the molinos–grinding mills–in adjacent stalls were processing cacao beans in one stall and mole paste with chiles in the other. In this ancient city, I had this sudden epiphany that, in prehistoric times, ancient cooks would have naturally experimented with combining two of their favorite crops. Read the entire article, “Chiles and Chocolate,” here.