A Chocolate Holiday for the Woman Who Saved Geneva

“At 2 a.m. she was doing typical female drudgery, preparing soup, and she heard clattering against the city wall.…

In 1602, Catherine Cheynel saved Geneva by dumping boiling soup on invaders’ heads. She is honored to this day in the best possible way – parades and chocolate soup pots!

(thanks for my friend Marina’s mom for letting me know about this!)