Friday, September 14, 2007

Hot chocolate

There's a fascinating article on the history of chocolate in the Christmas issue of Early American Life.  It started in the New World (the Mayans and Aztecs drank it cold with chile peppers), but made its way to America via Spain and Europe; and chocolate was an important part of soldiers' rations in the Revolutionary War.  There's also an article on chocolate pots (you can usually tell the difference between coffee pots and chocolate pots by the hole in the lid of the latter) and chocolate recipes.  Check out this website: American Heritage Chocolate

1 comment:

talilin said...

Finding out that chocolate was included as part of an American Revolutionary War soldiers' rations was a big surprise to me and quite unexpected!