[Sca-cooks] Sweet chocolate, Modican chocolate (OOP -- maybe)
grizly at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 26 16:47:35 PDT 2007
As stated "the basic recipe" came from the Aztec and according to the entry
for Cacao in The Cambridge World History of Food, the Aztec did mix cacao
with honey (as well as with hot water, cold water, maize, ground chili
peppers, vanilla, annato, etc., etc. etc.). The sugar could be a
replacement for honey.
And before someone complains that honeybees are of European origin, let me
point out that subspecies Melipona and Trigona are of New World origin and
produced honey for the Maya, Olmec, Aztec and others long before the
Europeans arrived on the scene.
Bear > > > > > >
Did all the bees in the New World die at the same time all the European ones
did? Someone once DID claim that is why mead lost popularity and ceased to
be amde in Europe . . . right?? If someone said it, it must be true.
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