Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
Chocolate Quotes
"We heard one evening, under the eye of the imperturbable Paul, a foreign lady ask for a milk chocolate drink to accompany a fillet of sole Cubat, the chefs specialty. Sacrilege! Just as well that Marcel Proust and Boni de Castellane were not here to see that."
Simon Arbellot de Vacqueur, French journalist (1897-1965)

"Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates."
Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet (1888-1935)

"Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate."
Sandra Boynton

"Forget love... I'd rather fall in chocolate!"

"As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate."
Sandra Boynton, ‘Chocolate: The Consuming Passion’

"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go."
Truman Capote

"There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who love chocolate, and communists."
Leslie Moak Murray in ‘Murray's Law’ comic strip
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Chocolate Fountain
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Sunday, April 27, 2008
Choco Facts
The fruit of the Cacao tree grow directly from the trunk. They look like small melons, and the pulp inside contains 20 to 50 seeds or beans

It takes about 400 beans to make a pound of chocolate..

Cocoa and chocolate are rich in minerals that the body needs, including magnesium and iron.

Chocolate has properties that combat Heart disease-tanks to flavanoids from the cocoa plant.

Chocolate is the traditional gift of love, ranking right up there with roses as the most romantic gift one can give.

“Giri Choco” is a japanese custom which means “duty chocolate.” It calls for employees to give chocolates to their managers as a token of loyalty.

The botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means “Food of the Gods.”

The term “white chocolate” is a misnomer. Under Fedaral Standards of Identity, real chocolate must contain chocolate liquor. “White” chocolate contains no chocolate liquor.

In 2000, the total chocolate consumption in the U.S. was 3.3 billion pounds.

The British eat 16½ pounds and the Swiss, who invented milk chocolate, consume the most at 22 pounds per person.

Chocolate is America's favorite flavor. A recent survey revealed that 52 percent of U.S. adults said they like chocolate best.

Seventy-one percent of American chocolate eaters prefer milk chocolate.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Chcolate Making Machinery
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Friday, April 4, 2008
Chocolate Quotes
"Fruit of all the kinds that the country produced were laid before him; he ate very little, but from time to time a liquor prepared from cocoa, and of an aphrodisiac nature, as we were told, was presented to him in golden cups.....I observed a number of jars, above fifty, brought in, filled with foaming chocolate. of which he took some....."
Bernal Diaz del Castillo, member of Cortez's force, describing a meal of emperor Montezuma (1519)

“When you have breakfasted well and fully, if you will drink a big cup of chocolate at the end you will have digested the whole perfectly three hours later, and you will still be able to dine..Because of my scientific enthusiasm and the sheer force of my eloquence I have persuaded a number of ladies to try this, although they were convinced it would kill them; they have always found themselves in fine shape indeed, and have not forgotten to give the Professor his rightful due.”
Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
The Physiology of Taste (1825)

"which they use as money, and is produced on a moderately sized tree that flourishes only in very warm and shady localities.....The fruit is like almonds, lying in a shell resembling a gourd in size. It ripens in a year, and being plucked when the season has arrived, they pick out the kernels and lay them on the mats to dry; then when thy wish for the beverage, they roast them in an earthen pan over the fire, and grind them with the stones which they use for preparing bread [metate]. Finally, they put the paste into cups . . . and mixing it gradually with water, some times adding a little of their spice, they drink it, though it seems more suited for pigs than men. I was upwards of a year in that country without ever being induced to taste this beverage, and when I passed through a tribe, if an Indian wished occasionally to give me some, he was very much surprised to see me refuse it and went away laughing. But subsequently, wine failing, and unwilling to drink nothing but water, I did as others did. The flavor is somewhat bitter, but it satisfies and refreshes the body without intoxicating: the Indians esteem it above everything, wherever they are accustomed to it."
Girolamo Benzoni, describing cocoa beans.
History of the New World (1565)

"the damnable agent of necromancers and sorcerers. It is well to abstain from chocolate in order to avoid the familiarity and company of a nation so suspected of sorcery (Spain)."
French cleric (1620)

"If any man has drunk a little too deeply from the cup of physical pleasure; if he has spent too much time at his desk that should have been spent asleep; if his fine spirits have become temporarily dulled; if he finds the air too damp, the minutes too slow, and the atmosphere too heavy to withstand; if he is obsessed by a fixed idea which bars him from any freedom of thought: if he is any of these poor creatures, we say, let him be given a good pint of amber-flavored chocolate....and marvels will be performed."
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Mug of Chocolate
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Hi! This blog if full of chocolate...sorry... stuff about chocolate - hope you enjoy it!
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