Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chocolate con churros

*Ron Burgundy voice*
Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention? I've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you're doing and listen.

I´m happy to report that I have found a possible path to world peace: chocolate con churros. I know churros exist in the U.S., but they´re something you´d get from a street vendor. What I´m talking about is the good stuff you get from a chocolatería, because the chocolate is the key. Hot chocolate in Spain is much thicker than at home; it´s more like a chocolate sauce... it´s too thick to drink, you need to eat it with a spoon (the joke is that it´s thick enough to stand up your spoon in the middle of the mug).

So when chocolate con churros arrives at your table, it looks more or less like this. You dip a churro into the thick chocolatey goodness and enjoy. Suddenly the cares of the world begin melting away and your worries dissipate completely. By the time you´re finished, you´re stress-free and feel completely at peace. So that´s when I started thinking: why not apply these affects to the problems of the world?

Take, for example, the Middle East conflict (apparently I don´t believe in starting small). Sure, I understand that Hamas and Israel don´t see eye-to-eye (Hamas´ expressed mission is to destroy the state of Israel, and Israel believes it should continue to exist), but it still seems like they should find some middle ground if they met over chocolate con churros. (Kind of like the Camp David Accords, except with chocolate con churros.)

Of course, the affects of chocolate con churros are only temporary, so it´s very possible their disagreements would re-emerge afterward. Okay, so I admit that it wouldn´t be a lasting peace... but they´re delicious anyway.


  1. Bro... you have no idea how hard this made me laugh. Wouldn't it be great if world peace could be handled so easily. Bro you need to bring me some of that hot chocolate. I'm kinda sad that your trip is coming to an end. I look forward to your blogs every week. You may need to continue writing when you get back.

  2. I have good news for you Christian. Chez Henri between Porter and Harvard Sq. have churros very much like the ones you speak of. I hardly think you will be dissapointed.