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

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 00:55:50 PDT 2007

Until 1660 the Church discussed if the chocolate was allowed to be consumed
in Lent. The Pope Pious the V was a big consumer and he lighted up the
prohibition. (The ladies in Mexico and Peru, the biggest colonial towns,
drank chocolate in Mass and the servants went around serving chocolate
during the services.).

On 3/28/07, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Ana mentioned:
> <<< In the 16th Century the drinking of chocolate was so spread in
> Peru than
> the Spanish ladies of teh colonial aristocracy wrote to the Bishop of
> Lima
> to ask for a dispense to drink chocolate in Lent.  >>>
> Do you remember what answer they got back on this, this time? The
> Church seems to have had a real problem coming up with an answer to
> such things as chocolate, tea and coffee. At some times banning them,
> and at other times applauding them. The Protestants weren't any more
> consistent.
> Stefan
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