ROASTED GROUND BLUE MAIZE - LAWRENCE WEINER
LAWRENCE WEINER: ROASTED GROUND BLUE MAIZE. 72% DARK CHOCOLATE, TABASCO MÉXICO
Art can manifest in any form of human expression, and is dependent on the depth to which thought and the senses can penetrate. It, therefore, manifests in the realm of cooking. Lawrence Weiner’s edition amplifies the notions of creativity, language, and art. A culinary experience can serve as the starting point for conversations about the human experience.
There are hundreds of varieties of corn, if not thousands. The heart and soul of Mexican cuisine is corn. Corn used to happen in the backyards of people’s houses, and it was not a monoculture, it was part of a farming system called milpa. Milpa was a pre-hispanic system that was developed to grow corn. There’s a system of plants that coexist and work together, where the corn will draw nitrogen from the soil and the beans will put it back. In this way, there is no waste and everything gets utilized. Milpa is a gift from the earth.
“Lawrence Weiner & Casa Bosques: One unforgettable experience from last year is this project. Meeting and getting to know Lawrence through the process of creating this chocolate bar. Many moments with great talks (mostly about life and art), bourbon, decent amounts of chocolate and coffee, are behind this piece.” –– Rafa Prieto
The spirit of Casa Bosques sets itself apart from the modern chocolate industry. Artisans at the Casa Bosques Atelier strive for elegant, raw, bold, unfussy flavors for complex palettes, combining basic ingredients in small batches until the perfect chocolate is produced. Each flavor profile is achieved by testing unique combinations of local ingredients sourced from México’s rich plant life. Casa Bosques’s flavors are inspired by an appreciation for craftsmanship, and the idea that when the ingredients we use every day and the things we consume have in themselves become a work of art, then we shall be able to achieve a balanced life.
Ingredients: Organic cacao, Blue corn maize, sea salt, organic cane sugar. Net Weight 60g (2.12oz)