[Sca-cooks] Article on chocolate, 1631

Georgia Foster jo_foster81 at hotmail.com
Thu May 3 08:13:05 PDT 2007

aeduin provided:   'Author: Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma' as Translated by 
James Wadsworth

which states in part:  ...Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke By the wise and 
Moderate use whereof ...

... Conception is Caused ...


All this time I have been telling people that it was something in the 
water!!!   It WAS!!

It was Chocolate in the water

Sorry ... had to be said

(mom of four)


Jo (Georgia L.) Foster
jo_foster81 at hotmail.com

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From: aeduin <aeduin at adelphia.net>
Reply-To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
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Subject: [Sca-cooks] Article on chocolate, 1631
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 08:01:24 -0700

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

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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