Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chocolate ~ The Food of Wisdom and Power

~Chocolat ~

"George Rocher..was the young apothecary of the town of Aulus-Les-Bains. It was Anouk's favourite story. Always told in the same words. George was honest, prosperous and trusted by his customers. But George was not content. He felt there should be more to life than dispensing liver oil. In the spring of the Societe Pharmeceutique formed an expedition to Central America to study the medicinal properties of certain natural compounds. George was the expedition's most eager volunteer. But his adventure took a turn he did not expect. One night, he was invited to drink unrefined cacao with a pinch of chilli. The very same drink the ancient Maya used in their sacred ceremonies. The Maya believed cacao held the power to unlock hidden yearnings and reveal destinies. And so it was that George first saw Chitza. Now, George had been raised a good Catholic but in his romance with Chitza he was willing to slightly bend the rules of Christian courtship. The tribal elders tried to warn George about her. She was one of the wanderers. Her people moved with the North Wind from village to village dispensing ancient remedies never settling down. Not a good choice for a bride. George did not heed their warning and for a while, it seemed that he and Chitza might lead a happy life together in France. Alas, the clever North Wind had other plans. One morning, George awoke to discover that Chitza and the little girl Vianne had gone away. Mother and daughter were fated to wander from village to village dispensing ancient cacao remedies travelling with the wind. Just as Chitza's people had done for generations. Just as Chitza's people had done for generations."

So you see, Chocolate IS good for you. :)

And one day I'd like to open a Chocolaterie like Vianne. :)

From my favorite movie and story.


  1. I loved CHOCOLATE yummieeeeeeee :))
    If you own a chocolate shop, I'am your first customer !!

  2. I'd never heard of that movie~Is it available on DVD, now?
    Yes, if you open a chocolate shop, I hope you'll also ship online~

  3. Go for it – open that Chocolatierie! You can sell online to start for sure :-)

  4. We have the yummiest little chocolate shop near us. My husband thinks we are keeping it in business singlehandedly. :)

  5. Gosh that is one of my favorite movie got the book too! Me loveeee Johnny Depp

  6. I love this movie this actress is magical..I wish she made more movies than Julia Roberts!!

  7. My daughter and I watched this faerie tale just last night . . . and nibbled chocolate OF COURSE!! ; D Oh La LA! J'adore cette film!