How to make Mesoamerican 18th century mash up hot chocolate I Pleasant Vices episode 2

Tasha Marks is back for episode 2 of the Pleasant Vices series. This week she is joined by master chocolatier Paul A. Young to discuss chocolate’s introduction to 18th London as a delicious and beneficial drink. In this episode, Tasha and Paul recreate an 18th century hot chocolate (introduced to London by British Museum founder Sir Hans Sloane) with a Mesoamerican twist.

To find out more, read Tasha’s article on her 18th century chocolate champions on the British Museum blog, or visit her website http://www.avmcuriosities.com/ to see what else she’s been up to.

Paul A. Young is a groundbreaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene. You can find out more about his work here: http://www.paulayoung.co.uk

Pleasant Vices is a four-part series on aphrodisiacs, beer, sugar and chocolate. Each is hosted by Tasha Marks with invited guests and each with accompanying recipe film. To accompany this episode Tasha and Paul will show you how to make a chocolate bar at home, inspired by the history of chocolate in London.