March 24, 2004

"Yum," said the mouth to the hardening artery.

I love chocolate. I love many deep-fried foods. Both of these statements are attested to by my waistline. :-) But this "delicacy" might be just that wee bit beyond the pale. I know that bread and chocolate are a very common treat in much of Europe; when I studied in Spain I was surprised at first to see people slathering chocolate spread on slices of bread and calling it their afternoon snack. But I didn't realize that they had caught on to what I had assumed was a wacky American thing of deep-frying everything in sight! And here we have the Scots to thank for that. Between this and haggis, I do believe they may have lost the right to call their food "cuisine."