Wednesday, January 25, 2012

after lunch - chocolate con churros

01-25 chocolate con churros
Of the few times I've been to Spain, I must embarrassingly admit that I never tried a churro. I was younger, and I had even less interest in chocolate as I do now and probably sweets in general (though I did always love a good doughnut). I was much more obsessed with Pan de Higo and things of that nature. What I'm trying to say is that I'm no churro expert. And in learning more about it, there's different types called different things depending on where you are. But according to my Spain expert, the typical churro in Spain is thinner and shorter (often piped in a teardrop shape), and eaten for breakfast or after a late night/early morning of partying with hot chocolate (which more resembles a small cup of melted chocolate) or cafe con leche. We were pretty full from lunch, but had to try anyway. Verdict: I'd love to stop by in the morning before work whether or not alcohol was involved.
Churreria, 284 Mulberry St, NY, NY 10012 (below Houston)


kristina said...

Wow you have some serious will power - we had churros almost every day for the entire 2 weeks we were in Spain. It's fun how many variations there are on the churros and on the hot chocolate they're served with.

Can't wait to try this place!


"Churros" are a very "social" food, eaten with friends and families in social gatherings, a comfort food, which needs to be according to tradition eaten in company. Nomadic migrant Spanish shepherds supposedly "invented" churros while migrating in high mountains looking for pasture for sheep herds, where easy for them to cook in frying pans over fire on the go. A breed of sheep in Spain (great cheese btw), is named after the food the herders cooked: " Churro" and the horns of these churro sheep look like the spiral fried pastry.

Anonymous said...

um, very freudian