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Make It Hot, But Not Yet

I hate being cold, but I love getting warm.  As soon as I found this recipe for “Age of Discovery” Vanilla-Scented Hot Chocolate from Maricel E. Presilla’s The New Taste of Chocolate: A Cultural & Natural History of Cacao with Recipes, I had to try it.  Based on a seventeenth-century treatise by Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the drink discovered in Mexico and brought to Spain was touted as a cure-all.  I had set off to make this a couple of months ago but had gotten sidetracked.  After the sudden onset of summer heat last week, I thought this would be my last hot chocolate for awhile. Read more