If I feel compelled to cut corners during the cake making process, I’m more likely to fake the cake than the frosting. Store-bought frosting is more easily detected than a boxed mix cake, and frosting is a touch easier of a project—you just have to whip a ganache.
A recent study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety has attracted widespread media attention. Media reports said eating chocolate, in particular, dark chocolate, was linked to reduced symptoms of depression.
For many people there is something irresistible about chocolate. But in the hungry rush to make it part of our bodies there is a missed opportunity to meditate on the different gestural experiences chocolate affords.