From Mexico With Love
I’m one of the few people in the world that doesn’t like chocolate. I’m fine with a bite here and there, but chocolate cake just makes me sick. I don’t have any issue with others who enjoy chocolate, more power to you. It just doesn’t agree with me. I do, however, love the Mexican molinillo. In the early eighteenth century Spaniard colonists in Mexico invented this device to stir chocolate. Before the invention of the molinillo, chocolate was made frothy by pouring it from one cup to another. The molinillo froths the chocolate with a twisting action. The loose sections add air to the mix.
I don’t really care about that. I have no plans to froth chocolate any time soon. I like the molinillo because it is a beautiful sculpture. It’s an Eames chess set stool on crack, the pediments of It’s a Small World. They aren’t particularly costly, and I would suggest buying them as gifts and telling the recipient it’s a valuable piece of folk art.