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When Chocolate was Medicine: Colmenero, Wadsworth and Dufour

Wednesday 28 January 2015 at 17:55

Chocolate has not always been the common confectionary we experience today. When it arrived from the Americas into Europe in the 17th century it was a rare and mysterious substance, thought more of as a drug than as a food. Christine Jones traces the history and literature of its reception.