Ecuador’s chocolate revolution and the future of Le Cordon Bleu
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29 July 2022
How Ecuador’s small-scale producers are working to make the country famous for its chocolate, not just for its cocoa. Plus, Le Cordon Bleu President and CEO André J Cointreau on his plans for the globally renowned culinary institution.
29 July 2022
Ecuador has the reputation for producing some of the finest cocoa in the world. We find out how makers are taking a step forward by producing their own chocolate instead of just exporting cocoa.
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