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Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke

Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke by Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma
By: (d. 17th century)

In "Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke," Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma provides a comprehensive and insightful look into the history and health benefits of chocolate. The book offers detailed information on the origins of chocolate, its introduction to Europe, and its uses as a medicinal and nutritional beverage.

Colmenero de Ledesma's writing style is engaging and informative, making the content accessible to readers with a range of backgrounds and interests. The book is well-researched and provides a fascinating glimpse into the cultural significance of chocolate in both Indigenous American and European societies.

Overall, "Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke" is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of chocolate, food culture, or the intersection of health and culinary traditions. It is a valuable resource for both scholars and general readers looking to deepen their understanding of this beloved beverage.

Book Description:

The Author sings the praises of Chocolate. “By the wise and Moderate use whereof, Health is preserved, Sicknesse Diverted, and Cured, especially the Plague of the Guts; vulgarly called _The New Disease_; Fluxes, Consumptions, & Coughs of the Lungs, with sundry other desperate Diseases. By it also, Conception is Caused, the Birth Hastened and facilitated, Beauty Gain’d and continued.”

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