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February 3, 2011

Hot chocolate tonight, at the Maryland Historical Society

silverTonight at 6 p.m., the Maryland Historical Society is inaugurating its series of Francis Scott Key lectures with Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate – the history and demonstration of chocolate from bean to drink and the silver implements used

The presenters are Susan Susan McLellan Plaisted of Heart to Hearth Cookery, who will focus on the history of chocolate in Maryland and demonstrate the oldey-timey method of making hot chocolate; and the society's Mark B. Letzer, who will show off some of the silver pots in the museum's collection. That's one of the museum's chocolate pots in the middle of the photograph.

The press release says that guests will taste hot chocolate decanted from historic silver pieces that art part of the collection.

Surprised THAT MAKES ME NERVOUS!  Surprised

The whole event costs $50. RSVP to Elizabeth Stafford,, and 410-685-3750 x 337.

photo of Hollyday Silver in the Maryland Historical Society's collection by Jeff D. Goldman

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 3:04 AM | | Comments (2)


Why be nervous, RG? I bet that the good people of MdHS aren't going to let you hold the good silver, especially when it's filled with hot chocolate.

I feel better now

This sounds awesome! I wish it wasn't so expensive :(

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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