May 19, 2018

A propos of nothing, today was the royal wedding of the Brit and the American. Stateside, it is National Devil's Food Cake Day. That's a chocolaty reference and has the added bonus of reminding us of the difference between cacao (the bean) and chocolate (the confected d...

May 1, 2018

The European Chocolate Pot or Chocolatière

"This is the same chocolaty pottes that are mayd in the Indis"

 Pot and molinillo (molinet, or dowel for whipping chocolate) depicted by Lady Ann Fanshawe in her family cookbook atop a recipe "to dresse Chocolata," from Madrid, 1...

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