Monday, April 8, 2013

It's All About Churros

I am on a subway car in New York City with a three other people. I do not know them but we share the subway ride experience in common. It is as if we are all going to the same party.

I am young, vital, in shape, good looking. I have the underlying feeling (which I usually have when in NYC) that there is so much of what is going on in this amazing city and I am missing most of it. 

Read: Anxiety over not being able to be in the right place at the right time and missing most of the opportunities around me including the “sexual seething” that is Gay New York!

The blond, beautiful, vibrant woman overflowing with exuberance asks to borrow my sweater. She disappears at the next stop taking it with her. 

The older, good looking man excuses himself from joining us in the experience looking off into the distance, and gets off one stop later. 

The third person is a friendly, attractive, “old soul” Latina girl, maybe 18 or 20 years old. I ask her to come back to my place as I think I could fall in love with her.

She thanks me and refuses by saying: “It’s all about Churros." She goes back to reading her graphic paperback novel.

So it is all about the Churros. The blond woman doesn’t even know they exist. The older man makes Churros at home but doesn't have anyone with whom to share them. My problem is that I know Churros are sweet but I am always looking for the perfect one! Or the next better one.

I think I’ll get off at the next stop.

(Churros, sometimes referred to as a Spanish doughnut, are fried-dough pastry-based snacks, sometimes made from potato dough, that originated in Spain. They are popular in Latin America, France, Portugal the United States,and Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands. The snack gets its name from its shape, which resembles the horns of the Churro breed of sheep reared in the Spanish grasslands of Castilla. There are two types of churros in Spain. One is thin (and usually knotted) and the other, especially popular in Madrid, is long and thick (porra). They both are normally eaten for breakfast dipped in hot chocolate that is almost as think as chocolate pudding. Wikipedia.)

Written November 2008


  1. That hot chocolate thick as pudding mentioned by Wikipedia is my favorite. The easy recipe is to add half as much cornstarch as cocoa to a basic hot cocoa recipe. Vanilla flavoring and cinnamon make it even better. If the weather is cold a splash of hot sauce or sprinkle of cayenne pepper will warm you to your toes.

    Churros is not something with which I am familiar. Fried dough is not something I need.

    1. The hot sauce or cayenne pepper makes it very Mexican!


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