The Weekend Chef
with bits and pieces of almonds.
Padre Salvi of Jose Rizal’s Noli Mi Tangere
would say ‘Tsokolate- eh’ (eh for especial)
as a cue to his servants
to serve, rich, thick hot chocolate drinks
for guests of important social status
I cook whatever is available in our pantry
and when I found out
that our Choco Almond was expiring
I knew exactly what to do-
Prepare a ‘Tsokolate- eh’‘ that could make
that Padre Salvi’s version would
Boil the Chocolate ‘Tablea’
until everything melts…
Mix the pureed Choco almond
with the bioling hot ‘tablea’.
Serve with unsweetened
cocoa powder topping
...and enjoy the hot authentic
with chewy bits and pieces of almonds.
That's ‘Tsokolate- eh, eh, eh,eh'
Padre Salvi- eat your heart out-
says in ‘Indio’ in me.