General information about chocolate including history, health benefits and the production process. Includes cocoa flower photograph and links to recipes and additional information.
The metate y mano is pronounced [mah -TAH-tay - EE MAH-no] (matate). Also referred to as a "piedra de Moler", this tool is related in lineage to the molcajete. It is used to grind corn and for mashing ingredients to make salsas and purees, and chocolate. Read about the history and uses of this tool.
This recipe was developed by Zarela Martinez in her book The Food and Life of Oaxaca. This blend can be used to make your own Mexican cocoa drinks such as Champurrado (chocolate Atole) or just hot chocolate.
The Vietnamese coffee filter is used to drip strong coffee into a cup. Sweetened condensed milk is added to make sweet coffee drink served hot or iced.