We go together like…
If you’re a fan of the movie Greace, you probably finished that phrase in your head with …rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. If you’re more of the foodie type, your mind might have raced to something like “macaroni and cheese” or “peanut-butter and jelly.”
Unfortunately, both of these delicious combinations are pretty hard to come by in Chile. It´s okay though, don’t feel too bad for me. This V-day, I’m mixing it up and bringing you some classic Chilean combinations to add some new flavor to your day. Feel free to pass these babies on to your loved ones.
Once upon a time, mote con huesillos (a tea that contains barely and dried peaches) was a meal for the very poor in Chile. Now, it’s a popular drink enjoyed by Chileans everywhere, especially in summertime (which, down here in the southern hemisphere, is now). By telling your loved one “nos complementamos como mote y huesillo” (literally translated to: we compliment each-other like barley and little bones…but referring to the dried peaches), you can share in this sentiment of true love. Essentially you’re saying that, although one of you may be round and wrinkly while the other is smaller, firmer and more supple, you still make a mixture that’s pretty darn sweet. Now isn’t that just precious?
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