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Chocolate: with Culinary Historian Peter G. Rose

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The day after Valentines Day please join us for our first event of 2020.
The Hudson Valley’s trading and manufacturing history of what is now our favorite confection. What started as an invigorating and nourishing drink will be discussed in a PP presentation by Culinary Historian Peter G. Rose. She will describe the early trade by the Valley’s Dutch settlers in the 17th century and the subsequent manufacturing developments of chocolate through the 18th century into the late 19th century. She will end with some useful facts on working with today’s chocolate. A recipe sheet will be available as a hand-out.
(Ms. Rose was part of a group of more than 100 scholars, who investigated the history of chocolate in America, sponsored by the Historic Division of Mars, Inc., which culminated in a book Chocolate: History, Culture & Heritage(Wiley, 2009) Ms. Rose’s books will be available for purchase. Light Refreshments will be served.


February 15
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


East Fishkill Community Library
348 Route 376
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 US
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