People has been attacking Kiel Chenier’s Blood in the Chocolate because (they claim) it is a racist book, but they eat chocolate anyway, which under that standard is cultural appropriation and, therefore, racist.
Under that standard, only we Mexicans should eat chocolate, and it should be called xocolātl.
Under that standard, everyone who has ever eaten or drunk chocolate, should write an apology and never do it again.
Did any of those who demanded an apology from Kiel’s, actually ask us Mexicans, or our South-American brothers, how we felt about that little adventure? Whether we found it offensive or not?
Hot take: We Mexicans, Centre-Americans and South-Americans don’t need the whites’ protection. We don’t want you, white boy, to put your own concerned words in our mouths, we have mouths and words of our own, thank you. That’s the actual racism here, guys. Please stop it.
Make this drink
- Water (1 litre)
- Oaxaca chocolate (1 1/2 bars), or any dark chocolate you can find
- Cinammon (4 sticks)
- Clove (1 spoon)
- Salt (a pinch)
- Sugar (start with half a spoon and add more if needed)
- Boil the water.
- Add all the ingredients and stir. Salt and sugar are optional, though.
- Cover the pot and keep on medium heat.
- Uncover, stir again and cover again. Repeat until the chocolate has dissolved entirely.
- Enjoy like the gods! Don’t eat the cinammon sticks.