[Sca-cooks] help on 17th c. French Chocolate Drinking

Ysabeau lady.ysabeau at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 10:24:28 PDT 2007

You might want to check into old Jewish cookbooks, maybe? I seem to remember
something about drinking chocolate being restricted to the Jewish quarters
somewhere. I'm trying to remember where I read it. I also seem to remember
something about a convent getting in trouble and drinking chocolate being
banned because it was considered too decadent or sinful. All anecdotal, but
maybe a lead...

I also vaguely remember something about one of the Medicis being really fond
of the drink.

Sorry I can't be more help!

On 3/27/07, Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise <jenne at fiedlerfamily.net>
> Ladies & Gents, here's your chance to show off-- I have a faculty member
> looking for sources on 17th century (1600-1700) drinking of chocolate in
> _France_. We've ILLed a bunch of things, and looked at the Florilegium,
> but any hints for sources-- i know there are some 17th c. French cooking
> books that I'm not thinking of right off the top of my head-- would be
> welcome.
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