THE CHOCOLATICAL BLOG

Chocolate rose to prominence in the medical and scientific world of the mid-seventeenth-century England, as it had in Spain earlier in the century. In fact, the curative properties of chocolate put many current ideas about science into question. In the course of his int...

In 1640 Captain James Wadsworth translated Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma’s landmark treatise under the title, A Curious Treatise of the Nature and the Quality of Chocolate. Wadsworth, who had never been to the colonies, but had been schooled in Spain, cleverly hid his id...

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