Fun Food Fact 15th Century France Didn’t know how to share


In 15th Century France, Chocolate Could Only Be Eaten By Members Of The Royal Court.


chocolate-drip


Chocolateˈɒklt, kəlt is a typically sweet, usually brown food preparation of Theobroma Cacao seeds, roasted and ground. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block, or used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods. Cacao has been cultivated by many cultures for at least three millennia in Mesoamerica. The earliest evidence of use traces to the Mokaya (Mexico and Guatemala), with evidence of chocolate beverages dating back to 1900 BCE.  In fact, the majority of Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Maya and Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolātl Nahuatl pronunciation: [ʃoˈkolaːt͡ɬ], a Nahuatl word meaning “bitter water”. The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense Bitter taste and must be Fermented to develop the flavor.


Re- Dining table and couches. Roman triclinium (1885)


The Kingdom of France in the Middle Ages (roughly, from the 5th century to the middle of the 15th century; for the period before Hugh Capet‘s accession to the throne.  In the Middle Ages in France, the vast majority of the population—between 80 and 90 percent—were peasants.

French power in the Middle Ages

Vassals and cadets of the King of France made several foreign acquisitions during the Middle Ages:


Links

The Best 10 Chocolatiers & Shops in Victoria, BC, Canada 

French Court Etiquette


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January 10 Bittersweet Chocolate Day 

February 19 National Chocolate Mint Day

March 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

May 15 National Chocolate Chip Day

June 22 National Chocolate Eclair Day

November Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

December 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 24 National Chocolate Day


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