Churros and Cooking with the Soul

Churros take me back to Mexico. When I take the first bite of the warm, crispy, deep fried delicacy, I imagine my grandmother in her apron rolling dough in the kitchen. I imagine the market outside her house and her garden with the plump peaches and tangy lemons. I imagine the smell of the streets and mango smoothies.

I have grown up with my grandmother’s churros so I can be picky about them. The closest I can get to churros in Washington D.C is dipping french fries into a milkshake at the Silver Diner.

My favorite part about churros is dipping them into dark hot chocolate. Some people like butterscotch, caramel, of fruit sauce. I am more of a classic girl, I like my churros thoroughly sugared and surrounding a steaming cup of hot cocoa.

I am still trying to find a good churro in D.C (does anyone have any suggestions), otherwise I will have to find my grandmothers recipe. It won’t ever be the same because my grandmother cooks with her soul. I know when she’s sad, angry, and happy within taking a bite of her food. Food is special that way.

The search for the best churro continues!

Adiós,

Alexandra

Advertisements

About and the First Bite

Hello there,

Welcome to our website. We are five ordinary girls from around the world who share a common love for food. Our love for food is so profound that we want to create a food related blog to show the world delicious meals. We hope that you will find our website interesting and (dare to say it) mouthwatering.

We all have fond memories of food that comes when we take the first bite. Whether it is remembering our mother frost a vanilla birthday cake when we were little, a boyfriend eating a warm gooey pretzel on a date, a grandmother making her famous chocolate chip cookies, food has a way of transporting us back in the past and connecting cultures. Food, in the end, is not about calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about identity. It’s about culture.

Ultimately, we want everyone around the globe to have access to good and healthy food. We know that us, five teen girls, cannot feed the entire world. But as Mother Theresa likes to remind us, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” This is why for every picture we post, we have classmates, friends, and family donate money based on how appealing the food looks. The money from the photos is then donated to Feed the Children, a US based organization that exists to end childhood hunger. Around the world, they provide nourishing meals every day to more than 350,000 children. You can learn more about the inspiring charity by clicking this link: http://www.feedthechildren.org/how/. The fact that one child every 12 seconds dies from malnutrition should be motivation enough.

Please help us reach our goal and enjoy pictures of food while doing it! By next year we hope to have a monthly goal for donation resources (roughly 1,000 dollars). It seem’s like an impossible goal, however, “we could give up chocolate, but we are not quitters.” We want to make it possible for food to be sustainable and accessible.

So hi! Welcome to our website and don’t just sit and look through photographs of meals, but help us make it possible for others to enjoy good food as well. Grab a spoon, and a fork, and dig in (yes we can be quite cheesy, pun intended)!

Love Always,

Scout, Caro, Emmy, January, and Alexandra