Old adverts


The year 1665 mentioned on the ad is amazing. Implication is that chocolate confections in France have a longer history than I'd have imagined.

It reminds me of something else, too. My wife & I have a youngish-woman friend who thinks of us as her "aunt & uncle", though there's no conventional connection of that sort. She had studied French in school and went to France in her late 20s to study choclateering over there. Years later, back in Canada for quite a while, she's living in a nearby town. Needless to say, her kitchen practices are very efficient & professional.