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
Toronto is a world renowned destination for gourmet treats of all kinds, and chocolate is no exception. Located on a cobblestone street in Toronto’s famous Distillery District is Soma. While they use plenty of old world techniques, Soma has happily adopted the modern day. Their beautiful showroom and cafe are a fantastic space to take a break, and soak up some Toronto food and fashion. Once you are finished at Soma you can explore the rest of the Distillery District. It is especially magical in the winter when a thirty foot Christmas Tree lights up the square.
One thing that I love about drinking chocolate is its colorful history. From its discovery by the Mayans, to its eager adoption by Europe and the world at large, drinking chocolate has forever been a historically interesting and tasty beverage.
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.
Do you eat the ears first? If so, you’re in good company. Three out of four people start at the ears. But do you know why Chocolate Easter Bunnies are a part of most people’s Easter traditions? You might be surprised to learn that the Easter Bunny, in it’s earliest form, goes as far back as ancient mythology!
We talk a lot on our blog about the types of drinking chocolate we love and the adventures we go on to find it. Today, we thought we would give you a behind the scenes look at how we make that perfect mug of chocolate.
We had the best time last weekend at the Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle. You just can’t help but be in a good mood when all you have to do all day is look, taste and smell chocolate! The festival took place at a great location, Bell Harbor Pier. With exhibitors from 15 different countries, we couldn’t believe how many booths there were. The opportunities to try all sorts of different chocolate was endless. Of course, our emphasis was on the drinking chocolate!