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I took mangeuxes in good fun, except when a comment was made about women who eat their chocolate en cachette in private. Too often, American women eat on the sly, and the result is much more guilt than pleasure. Not that enjoying chocolate is a competitive sport. I also had to cultivate my appreciation for what I was having. Quality chocolate is labor-intensive and complex.

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Click on title or picture to buy from amazon. Bitterness is felt at the tip of the tongue. They also eat bread we fought a revolution dr it! The value of good chocolate holds steady.

The simple suggestions she makes, and uses herself, may be shunned by those who are looking for a way to eat large quantities of food and not get ce. In short, he taught me the French way of enjoying those foods that can be friend or foe depending on how we treat them.

It made her the easiest person in the world to shop for. Go to Book Shelf. Chocolate came to Europe via the Manteuses Worldin the age of more than one discovery. Texture is also vitally important to character: It created an inferior product loaded with bad fats, and as a result, many Americans have never in their lives tasted the real thing.


For Reprint Permission, Contact: One look at her expressions, her lips, her eyes, commanded lss hush in the house. For the Aztecs and Totecschocolate was not only an elixir, but a symbol of value. French women eat chocolate about twelve pounds a year on average. The proof of adequate attention and skill will be in the pudding, literally. Here are four of my favorite family recipes embracing chocolate. After that, the direction 0 f global conquest manbeuses reversed, at least gastronomically.

Europe has remained a continent 0 f chocolate fanatics ever since. If you really enjoy something, as I adore chocolate, there is a place for it in your choxolat.

Steve Hopkins, April 23, Next comes fermentation and two rounds of drying, followed by roasting and a few more delicate procedures before one obtains the cocoa mass. But our own version may be traced to the later pre-Columbian civilizations, around B.

The recommendation rating for this book appeared. In fact, when Mother was enjoying her fix, it was more like Zen meditation. The tendency goes with an attitude that should be changed. For those not near the chocolate boutiques flow appearing in most American cities, it is possible to order high quality online, such as dark, rich, delicious Valrhona. As the maker of the fine La Grande Dame and other champagnes, and one who eats more than restaurant meals a year, her credibility about fine food and drink while maintaining weight stands up to scrutiny.

The joke in our family became that there was now proof of at least one person in France who had eaten more chocolate than my mother. Admittedly, we French get carried away with chocolate: And France being Francethere is une Academic du chocolatfor ultimate authority. If we are going to eat bread and chocolate and we are and not get fat and we are notwe need to use our heads, as Dr. For French women, the real thing remains dark chocolate, bittersweet or, even better, extra-bittersweet, which is the purest, with the highest percentage of cocoa solids—the stuff that makes chocolate taste chocolatey.


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Maximize the rewards of pleasure while minimizing the costs. From that mass, three products are extracted: One of the most dispiriting developments of the twentieth century was the mass production of chocolate.

But we cannot allow guilt-ridden scarfing. For the man from Lyon was, by French standards, extraordinary—few of us could eat as much and still eat it properly. As it is also high in fat, however, it is better enjoyed after lighter meals than after fat-laden holiday feasts, or by itself as a pick-me-up.

It was still very bitter and peppery, but it was mixed with vanilla, honey, and flowers and served cold and foamy, usually at the end of a meal along with the tubes for smoking tobacco. Their system of commerce was based on the cocoa standard, and the chocolate produced was consumed by noblemen and merchants all men, 0 f course at banquets. My mantra of quality over quantity is doubly important when applied to something as potent as chocolate.

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The Olmecs — B. Bringing back chocolate from ManegusesSwitzerlandor any good French chocolatier was a sure way to her heart.

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