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Back in high school, history was far from my favorite subject. I was a terrible student — never reading the lessons, never doing my homework, never listening in class.
I suppose you can see why I became a teacher, right?
I now regret not having paid more attention.
History is a wonderful subject and over the years I’ve found myself fascinated by the history of almost everything. For instance, did you know that babies used to wear dresses, girls and boys alike?
There’s a great picture of President Franklin Roosevelt at the age of two, posed nicely wearing the cutest baby dress you’ve ever seen.
Anyway, I happen to enjoy cooking and over the holidays it’s become rather a tradition for me to make homemade chocolates.
It’s a form of stress management for me.
With chocolate drenched air filling the house, it prompted me to read up on the history of chocolate.
The botanical name for the cacao tree is “Theobroma”, from ancient Greek and Latin meaning “Food of the Gods.”
Today, it is often spelled “cocoa”, which many cacao enthusiasts argue is somehow a bad thing.
Ah, but I’ve tried both and they’re equally delicious!
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