The taxonomical name for chocolate is Theobroma, that is, food of the gods—appropriately named, because these beans, when dried, processed, and sweetened, make a tasty confection that is simply divine. Not only is chocolate potentially a health-saver (as Forbes blogger Dr. Robert Glatter, put it, the flavonoids in chocolate “may provide antioxidant, anti-thrombotic, and generalized anti-inflammatory protection against cardiovascular disease”), but also it’s tasty as hell. Let’s eat.
Today is March 14 (3.14), known to geeky people everywhere as “Pi Day.” As we remember from high school math, pi is a mathematical constant that describes the circumference of a circle, divided by its diameter. And Pi Day is an excuse to flaunt our geekiness.
When Dom Perignon first created sparkling champagne, he supposedly said, “I’m tasting stars.” But for those who drink Meteorito, a Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s close to truth: this Chilean red has been aged with a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite that came from the Asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.