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Straight From the Source

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Straight from The Source explores issues in fair and ethical sourcing through engaged dialog with participants in every link of the supply chain - from growers to producers to chefs, certification bodies, and organizations interested in promoting the concept of "good" food. Straight from The Source is informed by the host’s personal experience with third-party certification programs and the challenges of creating verifiable ethical supply chains in cacao and chocolate.

Straight from The Source explores issues in fair and ethical sourcing through engaged dialog with participants in every link of the supply chain - from growers to producers to chefs, certification bodies, and organizations interested in promoting the concept of "good" food. Straight from The Source is informed by the host’s personal experience with third-party certification programs and the challenges of creating verifiable ethical supply chains in cacao and chocolate.
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Brooklyn, NY

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Straight from The Source explores issues in fair and ethical sourcing through engaged dialog with participants in every link of the supply chain - from growers to producers to chefs, certification bodies, and organizations interested in promoting the concept of "good" food. Straight from The Source is informed by the host’s personal experience with third-party certification programs and the challenges of creating verifiable ethical supply chains in cacao and chocolate.

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English

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BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 497-2128


Episodes

Straight From the Source - Episode 26 - Chocolate & Beer

4/23/2014
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This week's discussion on Straight From the Source is all about chocolate stouts. How did they get their name? How are they made? Is there any actual chocolate used in the process? Tune in as Clay Gordon chats with beer expert and host of Fuhmentaboudit!Chris Cuzme about all things stout, and follow them as they taste a few different combinations of beer and chocolate. Later in the show, Clay checks in with Michael Cirino of A Razor, A Shiny Knife who explains his approach to chocolate as...

Duration:00:35:48

Straight From the Source - Episode 26 - Chocolate & Beer

4/23/2014
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This week's discussion on Straight From the Source is all about chocolate stouts. How did they get their name? How are they made? Is there any actual chocolate used in the process? Tune in as Clay Gordon chats with beer expert and host of Fuhmentaboudit!Chris Cuzme about all things stout, and follow them as they taste a few different combinations of beer and chocolate. Later in the show, Clay checks in with Michael Cirino of A Razor, A Shiny Knife who explains his approach to chocolate as...

Duration:00:35:48

Straight From the Source - Episode 25 - Chocolate & Beer

3/6/2013
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This week's discussion on Straight From the Source is all about chocolate stouts. How did they get their name? How are they made? Is there any actual chocolate used in the process? Tune in as Clay Gordon chats with beer expert and host of Fuhmentaboudit!Chris Cuzme about all things stout, and follow them as they taste a few different combinations of beer and chocolate. Later in the show, Clay checks in with Michael Cirino of A Razor, A Shiny Knife who explains his approach to chocolate as...

Duration:00:35:48

Episode 26: Chocolate & Beer

3/6/2013
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This week’s discussion on Straight From the Source is all about chocolate stouts. How did they get their name? How...

Duration:00:35:48

Straight From the Source - Episode 25 - The Not-So-Bitter Truth

2/27/2013
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Learn about the origins of chocolate from Mark Sciscenti, a chocolate historian and chocolate maker currently in Santa Fe, on this week's episode of Straight, From the Source. Tune in and hear about flavorings for traditional (pre-Colombian) chocolate beverages, the uses of honey and agave primarily as flavorings not sweeteners in chocolate and The surprising chocolatey connection between the Mayans and Puebla Indians. Chocolate and history buffs alike can find plenty of great...

Duration:00:33:37

Episode 25: The Not

2/27/2013
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Learn about the origins of chocolate from Mark Sciscenti, a chocolate historian and chocolate maker currently in Santa Fe, on...

Duration:00:33:36

Straight From the Source - Episode 24 - Equal Exchange

2/20/2013
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Learn more about the fair trade movement on a special episode of Straight, From the Source as host Clay Gordon is joined by Rob Everts, Executive Director of Equal Exchange. Equal Exchange is an organization that continues to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. Their products now include fairly traded and organic coffee, tea, chocolate and snacks from farmers all over the world, including here in the United States. Tune in for an in-depth conversation on some of...

Duration:00:34:49

Episode 24: Equal Exchange

2/20/2013
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Learn more about the fair trade movement on a special episode of Straight, From the Source as host Clay Gordon...

Duration:00:34:48

Straight From the Source - Episode 23 - Valentine's Day with Madre Chocolat

2/13/2013
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Celebrate Valentine's Day on a special episode of Straight From the Source! Clay Gordon is joined in the studio by Bryan Graham of Fruition Chocolate, and calls Nat Bletter and David Elliott of Madre Chocolate in Hawaii. Tune in to hear Nat and David talk about some of the aphrodisiacs that they are including in some of their upcoming chocolates. How is Madre Chocolate fighting against invasive species in Hawaii by making unique chocolate bars? Later, Clay and Bryan taste one of Madre's...

Duration:00:32:08

Episode 23: Valentine’s Day with Madre Chocolate

2/13/2013
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a special episode of Straight From the Source! Clay Gordon is joined in the studio by...

Duration:00:32:08

Straight From the Source - Episode 22 - Vanilla + Cacao = Oxygen?

2/6/2013
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We've heard of single-source coffee and chocolate, but single-source ice cream? That's the topic this week on Straight From the Source. Guest Marc Boatwright is the founder of Choctal, the makers of the first single-origin chocolate ice cream line in the US. They extended to create a complementary line of single-origin vanillas. Tune in and learn more and hear about his project called Oxygen Farming Foundation. This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons "Vanilla is just like...

Duration:00:34:18

Episode 22: Vanilla + Cacao = Oxygen?

2/6/2013
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We’ve heard of single-source coffee and chocolate, but single-source ice cream? That’s the topic this week on Straight From the...

Duration:00:34:18

Straight From the Source - Episode 21 - SPAGnVOLA

1/30/2013
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Dominican-origin chocolate is the focus on this week's episode of Straight From the Source. Find out how Eric Reed went from livestock farming to becoming a chocolatier. His company, SPAGnVOLA, uses exquisite Dominican Republic estate-grown and processed cocoa which manufactured into chocolate in their Truffle Factory. Tune in and find out more about the ins and outs of cacao farming in the Dominican Republic and how Eric's company made its mark on the chocolate community. This program was...

Duration:00:33:11

Episode 21: SPAGnVOLA

1/30/2013
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Dominican-origin chocolate is the focus on this week’s episode of Straight From the Source. Find out how Eric Reed went...

Duration:00:33:11

Straight from the Source - Episode 20 - Tejas Chocoalte

1/23/2013
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Today on Straight From the Source host Clay Gordon is joined by Texas chocolate maker Scott Moore of Tejas Chocolate. Scott was inspired to start the only bean-to-bar operation in Texas and has been honing his craft ever since. Scott talks about his experiences sourcing local cacao and the origins of these flavorful beans. He discusses the unique method in which these true Texans fire roast their cacao in an opennpit with reclaimed fire brick and charcoal. Tejas chocolate is paving the way...

Duration:00:32:57

Episode 20: Tejas Chocoalte

1/23/2013
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Today on Straight From the Source host Clay Gordon is joined by Texas chocolate maker Scott Moore of Tejas Chocolate....

Duration:00:32:57

Straight From the Source - Episode 19 - Askinoise Chocolate

1/16/2013
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Askinosie Chocolate is an 8 person company and does more for ethical sourcing than most. Today's guest is Shawn Askinosie, founder of Askinosie Chocolate out of Springfield, MO. Clay and Shawn met back in 2005 in October in Ecuador and four months later they were in Mexico and Venezuela buying beans. Tune in and learn about some of the incredible initiatives Shawn has started to help sustain cacao farmers, and find out why he thinks charity is not enough. Hear how he grew his small company...

Duration:00:34:15

Episode 19: Askinoise Chocolate

1/16/2013
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Askinosie Chocolate is an 8 person company and does more for ethical sourcing than most. Today’s guest is Shawn Askinosie,...

Duration:00:34:15

Straight From the Source - Episode 18 - Fruition Chocolate

1/9/2013
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This week on Straight From the Source, Clay Gordon is joined by Hudson Valley based chocolate maker Bryan Graham of Fruition Chocolate. Tune in and learn how he discovered his passion for chocolate - and what inspires him in his work. Learn about his work at Fruition and find out why he has such an interest in Peruvian cocoa beans. Learn how bourbon can be used in chocolate making and tune in for a special on-air tasting with some of Fruition Chocolate's best bars! This program was...

Duration:00:36:32

Episode 18: Fruition Chocolate

1/9/2013
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This week on Straight From the Source, Clay Gordon is joined by Hudson Valley based chocolate maker Bryan Graham of...

Duration:00:36:32