Tag: Chocolate Recipes
With summer in full swing, complete with heat waves and record demands on our water supply, ice cold drinking chocolate seems to be something of a necessity. In previous posts you will have learned that drinking chocolate wasn’t always served piping hot. In fact, the Aztecs, who introduced Europeans to the beverage, enjoyed it as a cold drink
In previous articles, I’ve written about the Mayans who nearly 2,000 years ago perfected the first ever drinking chocolate recipe. By about 1,400 AD drinking chocolate was an integral part of Aztec culture as a crucial part of religious ceremonies. Upon discovering its importance, European explorers were eager to learn what all the fuss was about.
For some reason, those living in Peru predominantly enjoy drinking chocolate in the summer. Inconceivable you say! You would think that it would be a beverage to enjoy in the winter months like most other countries. That said, Peru experiences its summer during the Christmas holiday season. And along with panetón, lechón and turkey, drinking chocolate is a historic holiday treat.
It’s the day we say “Thank you” to the women who raised us. Our mothers, our friends mothers, aunts, sisters, grandmothers, and of course our girlfriends. There have been so many women responsible for influencing and shaping me into the woman I am today.