Fair Trade Fortnight celebration, with the support of Divine Chocolate. Divine Chocolate – fair trade and cooperatively produced – are providing a guided tasting after the film with the help of their Master Chocolatier, David.
“A funny, touching, sumptuous, and incredibly romantic ode to the joys of love and food.” TheMovieReport.com “Such strong emotions that you can almost taste them,” The New York Times.
Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquival, this internationally popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects. Bound by tradition to remain unmarried while caring for her aging mother, youngest daughter Tita nevertheless falls in love with a handsome young man named Pedro. When he bows to convention and marries her elder sister the lovestruck young woman is brutally disappointed, and her sadness has such force that it infects her cooking: all who eat it her feel her heartbreak with the same intensity. This newly discovered power continues to manifest itself after the wedding, as Tita and Pedro, overcome by their denied love, embark on a secret affair. This combination of traditional melodrama and exotic fairy tale proved extremely popular, and it is one of the most successful foreign language films ever!
David the Divine chocolatier will guide you through the ultimate chocolate experience. You will discover that like wine, chocolate has a distinctive flavour dependent on the bean variety, the geography, and the fermentation, drying and roasting process. You will also learn about the Kuapa kokoo cooperative in Ghana, the history of chocolate, the manufacturing process and how to achieve the best possible taste experience by explaining the factors which influence flavour. He will offer guidance on choosing the right chocolate for a specific purpose and occasion before finally offering you the opportunity to taste the amazing Divine flavour of Ghana.