Conference in Mexico: «A forbidden pleasure. The role of chocolate in viceregal Mexico »

Conference in Mexico: «A forbidden pleasure. The role of chocolate in viceregal Mexico »

The next Thursday 6 March, Héctor Mauricio Melchor de Cortés will offer a conference at El Cardenal Restaurant, Alamenda Branch (inside the Hilton Hotel), located at Av. Juárez Nº70 (Mexico), entitled “A forbidden pleasure. The role of chocolate in viceregal Mexico”.

This conference will be about how this drink of pre-Hispanic origin was consumed with vehemence by the society of viceregal Mexico of the seventeenth and eighth centuries since New Hispanics would consume chocolate at any time of the day, in both sacred and profane places.

Drinking it became a moral issue that compromised the behavior of the inhabitants of New Spain before the ecclesiastical authorities of their time and it was even forbidden to drink it in the convents of nuns because it incited them to concupiscence, as in that of Santa Teresa the ancient whose Carmelite nuns they swore a fifth vote not to drink chocolate.

After the conference is over, there will be a tasting of chocolate and viceregal bread.

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