By Andrea Juarez on Feb 25, 2010 | In Fork Fingers Chopsticks By Andrea Juarez
Mexican Hot Chocolate
The precursor to today's hot chocolate dates back thousands of years to MesoAmerica to the Mayas, Aztecs and other Central American Indians. The original drink was bitter and flavored with cinnamon, vanilla and chiles . . . View more images, info about its origin and an easy recipe.
Easy Mexican Chicken Mole Poblano
This chile sauce is made special with chocolate. Yes, chocolate. It's a little peculiar to some, but when you try it, you'll find that the chocolate gives this dish a special depth and richness. It's so good, it's considered the National Dish of Mexico. View more images, info about its origin and an easy recipe.
Red Velvet Cacao Nib Cupcakes
Chocolate in the form of cocoa powder is a main ingredient in red velvet cake. The lovely contrast of brilliant red cake with cream cheese frosting has been a long-time favorite. So, I made you cupcakes and added cacao nibs to give them even more chocolate. Do you know the origins of red velvet cake? Or, think you do? View more images, info about its origin and the recipe.
Andrea Juarez is an award-winning writer and a hobbyist food anthropologist. She writes on a variety of topics, however, her food blog ForkFingersChopsticks.com is the nexus of her love for food, research and culture. There you’ll find recipes for cooking an ingredient several ways. She makes cooking fun and interesting.
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