THE CHOCOLATICAL BLOG

June 27, 2016

(con't. from 6/20)  To prove his translating trustworthiness, René Moreau decided to add “clarification with some annotations.” These annotations are quite extensive and show his respect for the knowledge of the doctors’ generations before him as well as the advancement...

June 20, 2016

“This great pride that appears in all of their writings and among their familiar discourses; will lose itself in the sweetness & in the delicateness of our language, that they are constrained to receive with our Empire.” [Ce grand orgueil que paroist dans tous leurs esc...

 

With the same force as Lord Nelson’s ships at the Battle of Trafalgar, a once unknown pod fruit from the jungles of Central America emerged on the forefront of 17th-century Spanish medicine. The epic academic and scientific war waged between Seville’s Santiago de Valv...

Among the best practices that passed to from Mayan to Aztec culture were ingenious growing methods particular to that geography, which the Maya had developed over centuries. Such effective and enormous crop-producing techniques were due in part to expansive (and advance...

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