[Sca-cooks] Article on chocolate, 1631

aeduin aeduin at adelphia.net
Thu May 3 08:01:24 PDT 2007

Project Gutenberg has just released an article on chocolate written 
in Spain in 1631 and translated to English in 1651.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21271/21271-h/21271-h.htm  for the 
uncompressed HTML page


http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/21271 for the main page of the text

Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke
By the wise and Moderate use whereof, Health is preserved,
Sicknesse Diverted, and Cured, especially the Plague of
the Guts; vulgarly called
The New Disease
; Fluxes,
Consumptions, & Coughs of the Lungs, with sundry other
desperate Diseases. By it also, Conception is Caused, the
Birth Hastened and facilitated, Beauty Gain'd and continued.

Author: Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma

Translator: James Wadsworth

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