The Food of the Gods: A Popular Account of Cocoa

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R. B. Johnson, 1903 - Cacao - 109 pages

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Page 87 - in Bishopsgate street, in Queen's Head alley, at a Frenchman's house, is an excellent West India drink, called chocolate, to be sold, where you may have it ready at any time ; and also unmade, at reasonable rates.
Page 82 - Under this head of abstinence I shall also advise my fair readers to be in a particular manner careful how they meddle with romances, chocolate, novels, and the like inflamers, which I look upon as very dangerous to be made use of during this great carnival of nature. As I have often declared that I have nothing more at heart than the honour of my dear...
Page 81 - Caracas and Guatemala conceal wilfully some secret in its planting from their slaves, lest it might teach them to set up for themselves, by being able to produce a commodity of such excellent use for the support of man's life; with which alone and water, some persons have been necessitated to live ten weeks together without finding the least diminution of either health or strength.
Page 64 - The founder is desirous of alleviating the evils which arise from the insanitary and insufficient accommodation supplied to large numbers of the working classes, and of securing to the workers in factories some of the advantages of outdoor village life, with opportunities for the natural and healthful occupation of cultivating the soil.
Page 80 - ... sterling made in one year of an acre of it. But the old trees planted by the Spaniards being gone by age, and few new thriving, as the Spanish negroes foretold, little or none now is produced worthy the care and pains in planting and expecting it.
Page 78 - Cacao, they tell them by rive, thirty and a hundred. Their Charity to the Poor never exceeds above one CacaoNut. The Trees on which this Fruit grows are divided into four sorts, differing in bigness and shape : all of them are very tender, for they will not only grow in no place, but on their usual Ground, but cannot endure...
Page 24 - In this way, however, it can hardly be regarded as a substitute for tea and coffee ; it is, in fact, a substitute for all other kinds of food, and when taken with some form of bread, little or nothing else need be added at a meal.
Page 23 - Containing, as pure cocoa does, twice as much nitrogenous matter, and twenty-five times as much fatty matter as wheateu flour, with a notable quantity of starch and an agreeable aroma to tempt the palate, it cannot be otherwise than a valuable alimentary material. It has been compared in this respect to milk. It conveniently furnishes a large amount of agreeable nourishment in a small bulk, and in South America...
Page 11 - The persons who habitually take chocolate are those who enjoy the most equable and constant health, and are least liable to a multitude of illnesses which spoil the enjoyment of life.

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