"In my mouth the chocolate broke at first like gravel into many separate, disagreeable bits. I began to wonder if I could swallow them. Then they grew soft, and melted voluptuously into a warm stream down my throat. The little doctor came bustling up, his proudly displayed alpenstock tucked under his one short arm. " Here! Wait, wait!" he cried "Never eat chocolate without bread, young lady!" Very bad for the interior, very bad. My General you are remiss."
And in two minutes my mouth was full of fresh bread, and melting chocolate, and as we sat gingerly, the three of us, on the frozen hill, looking down into the valley where Vercingetorix had fought so splendidly, we peered shyly and silently at each other and chewed at one of the most satisfying things I have ever eaten." I thought vaguely of the metamorphisis of wine and bread.
From Long Ago In France by MFK Fisher
Rachael over at Rkhooks is supporting Stop The Traffik Chocolate , an incentive to stop the use of child labour in chocolate production. You have until 5th October to create and post a chocolate recipe to participate...and there's a prize...which includes chocolate.
With all I need to do before flying off to Australia tomorrow I didn't have time to make a chocolate recipe. I wanted to support Rachel and Stop The Traffik Chocolate when I remembered the passage from Mary Frances' book Long Ago In France. I would take some on our trek to the summit of Rangitoto Island . I had a bar of Green & Blacks Maya Gold Chocolate in the cupboard. Green & Blacks Maya Gold was the first UK product to receive the FairTrade mark in 1994.
Before I left home I broke off a couple of squares and popped them into some fresh bread. It wasn't a particularly hot day so to help with the melting process Bryan carried them in his pocket. It didn't melt as much as I'd have liked, but it did go well with the champagne. Chocolate also goes well with bananas.