Tuesday, January 21, 2014

THE WICKED MARQUIS LIKED HIS CUPCAKES MOLTEN

I just learned from the delightful blog PaperandSalt that the Marquis de Sade, on top of everything else, was a chocolate fiend. He once threw a chocolate party so wild that he was put in prison. I'm surprised that he had the energy. After all, it's not as though he didn't have anything else going on. A true French aristocrat, he hardly allowed solitary confinement to slow him down. The rambunctious Marquis regally demanded of his long-suffering wife (who remained free, since she hadn't been invited to the party) that she bring him a better grade of chocolate "than the infamous rubbish you sent me last time." He also schooled her in the perfect cake, saying, "It ought to have the same taste as when you bite into a bar of chocolate. I wish it to be of a chocolate so dense that it is black, like the devil's arse is blackened by smoke."


Don't you suspect that, in the Marquis's childhood, little Donatien Alphonse was never satisfied with just ONE marshmallow in his cocoa??

5 comments:

  1. Boy, I hate to think I have something in common with that guy!

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  2. Professor Chaos--Ditto! But where marshmallows are concerned, the sky SHOULD be the limit!

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  3. Hi Margaret! Really nice to see your post. Hope you are doing well.

    I really like chocolate, but I think that is all the Marquis and I have in common. I had no idea!

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  4. Pat Tillett--The state I live in has wind chills of -40 today, so right now I am all for the Marquis's favorite hot chocolate! But yes, that is about the only thing we have in common!

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