Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Chocolate in 18th Century France

The Chateau of Versailles homepage has a wonderful article on Chocolate, its admirers (including Marie Antoinette and Anne of Austria, and Mme Du Barry), makers, and availability in the 18th century. Suffice to say that unless you were of the nobility in France you did not get to enjoy this sweet delicacy. Sounds like a reason to revolt to me!


  1. Chocolate was my favorite flavor of anything for the first 25 years of my life. Then one day I was "over" it. But I still make plenty of chocolate stuff--cakes, pies, brownies, cookies, puddings--for my husband and friends. Even I like the chocolate cake I put on my blog.

  2. Mmmmm, chocolate cake. I pity people who lived sans chocolate.