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Tag Archive 'chocolate'

Heart of Darkness

We love Bill Keener’s poetry … and he really knows his chocolate. He has a new book out: Gold Leaf on Granite. Sample his work with this: Taste the Heart of Darkness In the hall of the mountain chocolatiers, I saw their creamy magic, stared down at giant shining paddles dipping in tandem, churning great […]

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A Room Full of Chocolate

A stimulant and aphrodisiac perhaps, delicious certainly—chocolate has been pleasing people for thousands of years. The Aztecs and Mayans called it the gift of the gods and served it in a drink called cocoatl made from the beans of the cacao tree which flourished in the Amazon. Aztec emperor Montezuma was reputed to drink 50 […]

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