Saturday, February 6, 2021

Chocolate! ... virtual talks

Finally, chocolate talks. I've written blog posts on chocolate, in fact my first post was on Raffald's Chocolate Puffs, and other posts on Liotard, his 'La Belle Chocolatiere' used on this Baker's Chocolate cover. Here is a list of upcoming and taped past talks on chocolate, in time for Valentine's Day. Dr. Leni Sorenson is giving a talk on colonial chocolate in the Atlantic world and Dr. Leslie Goddard on more modern chocolate candies. So listen to the doctors (and the others) talk about chocolate!

Beat and sift half a pound of double-refined sugar, scrape into it one ounce of chocolate very fine; mix them together. Beat the white of an egg to a very high froth, then strew in your sugar and chocolate, keep beating it till it is as stiff as a paste. Sugar your papers, and drop them on about the size of a sixpence, and bake them in a very slow oven.
Raffald, Elizabeth. The Experienced English Housekeeper. London: 1786
Feb 8 Mon 7 For the Love of Chocolate. “history of chocolate and the process of small-batch chocolate-making. sample their complex flavors with the big name brands.” Dan and JoAnne Sundell. WNED PBS. Buffalo Toronto Public Media. samples $25 HERE or HERE

Feb 9 Tue 2 Trades Tuesdays: Chocolate Making. Colonial Williamsburg. Facebook Live. TAPE HERE

Feb 11 Thur 7-9 Indigenous Chocolate Masterclass. Make candies and “comparison of Indigenous practices.” (from Oaxaca, Mexico) EWU Alumni Association. $13 HERE

Feb 11 Thur 7-9 The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company. Ages 12+ Warrenville Public Library District HERE

Feb 13 Sat 11am Chicago's Sweet Candy History. Brach's caramels, Snickers, Milky Way bars, Wrigley's gum, Cracker Jack, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Tootsie Rolls, and Frango Mints. Leslie Goddard. Oswego Public Library IL HERE

Feb 13 Sat 7pm Colonial Chocolate in the Atlantic World. Dr. Leni Sorenson. A cacao grinding stone was at Stratford Hall, proof that enslaved cooks like Caesar made chocolate for the Lee family. Stratford Hall VA Info and TAPE at bottom of page HERE

Feb 14 Sun 5 The Surprising History of Hot Chocolate: From the 16th Century to Today. “hot chocolate's religious history and Indigenous origins, why Victorian and Progressive Era Americans wanted kids to drink more of it.” it’s Jewish history and Valentine connection.Sarah Wassberg Johnson. Gomez Mill House Foundation NY $5 HERE

Feb 18 Thur 7-8 The Science of Chocolate. “explore the chemistry behind chocolate and the ingredients” Selvyn Simoes. RCIScience Canada HERE

Feb 20 Sat 11:30-1 The Art of Chocolate – Vestri Chocolate Makers in Arezzo, Italy. “From the cacao bean all the way to the final beautifully-packaged product .” Danielo Vestri. Dr. Rocky Ruggiero. Making Art and History Come to Life $20 HERE

Feb 21 Sun 7-9 Gastronomic Contributions from Mexico to the World. “Teotihuacan History and Food Tour: maize, tacos, and chocolate” by Cecilia, a Mesoamerica specialist. Impact Travel Collective. Donation HERE

Feb 28 Sun 4:45—6:15 Chocolate in Colonial New Mexico. Friends of Folk Art. Museum of NM $20 HERE

Mar 4 Thur 2-3:30 America's Sweet Candy History. The companies and brands from early treats to modern chocolate bars. Dr. Leslie Goddard. Great Neck Library, N.Y HERE

Mar 25 Thur 11:30 A social history of tea, coffee and chocolate. Steven Moore of Antiques Roadshow. The English Manner £27.54 – £32.93 HERE

May 17 May 11:30-12:30 Militant candies in the Soviet Union. “analysis of 200 Soviet candy wrappers, printed in the 1920s-50s, they also fed people’s mind with propaganda. Dr. Raluca Parfentie. Digital Materialities Webinar series #7. Material Culture @LarcaParis Universite de Paris HERE TAPE may be HERE


History of Chocolate. David Borghesani of American Heritage chocolates. National Archives. Jl 30 TAPE . HERE

The History of Chocolate and the Military. Dave Borghesani, Mars Wrigley Chocolate Historian. Free samples to the first 500 who register. National Archives. Oc 27 HERE TAPE HERE

Behind the Scenes: Mars Chocolate. David Borghesani. History to modern production and Mars Factory Virtual Tour. National Archives DC Dec 10 TAPE HERE

The King’s Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court. Marc Meltonville of Hampton Court Palace in UK. Culinary Historians of Southern California. Oc 10 TAPE HERE

Flavor Principle Puzzles: Chili Pepper, Chocolate and Tomatoes. Paul Rozin. CHoW Culinary Historians of DC Oc11 HERE TAPE HERE

Chicago's Sweet Candy History. Chicago produced one-third of the nation's candy. -- Brach's caramels, Mars Snickers bars, Wrigley's gum, Cracker Jack… Dr. Leslie Goddard. Cary Area Public Library IL Oc 14 TAPE HERE

Digital Chocolate Festival. origins. Celebrate Cacao (promotes, teaches about ethically made craft chocolate, UK. Oct 14-20 HERE TAPE Facebook HERE

. David Greenwood-Haigh. Digital Chocolate Festival. Celebrate Cacao UK. Oc 15 Program HERE TAPE Facebook HERE

Hanoverian Flavours on The King’s Table in the Long Eighteenth Century. Adam Crymble, Sarah Fox. The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) UK Jan 13 HERE TAPE HERE

Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King. Biography TV TAPE HERE

Viscosity, Pastry, and Chocolate. Marike van Beurden. Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series. Harvard Oc 26 HERE TAPE HERE

Engineering chocolate. Maria Charalambides on “her work on engineering better-tasting, healthier chocolate.” Imperial College London UK Dec 1 HERE TAPE HERE

The Ancient Story of Chocolate: Dr. Rosemary Joyce | Tiny Lectures. Archaeology Now. Feb TAPE HERE

Chocolate, Food of the Gods. Arlene Shaner. Library collection of the New York Academy of Medicine. TAPE HERE

Bloody Chocolate: Contraband and Violence in Eighteenth Century Costa Rica. History Indoors. UK Dec 2 HERE TAPE HERE

Past posts on Chocolate, 'Instant cocoa', Liotard's images, Chocolate making equip, recipes HERE

Image from Choice Recipes. Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes by Miss Parloa and Home Made Candy Recipes by Mrs. Janet McKenzie Hill. Dorchester, Mass: Walter Baker & Co., 1913.
Cacao pods surround the figure originally done by Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789) "The Chocolate Girl" (La Belle Chocolatiere) c1744 HERE

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