Sunday, December 5, 2010

Daphnis and Chloe's Happily Ever After Dessert

Today we get our recipe from the end of Longus' late 2nd century pastoral Greek love story, Daphnis and Chloe. We enter the scene at the end of this well known story of boy meets girl; boy kind of loses girl to rivals, pirates, ignorance of sex, grouchy parents, boy being seduced, boy being bought to become a boytoy for a drunk, and, of course, boy turning out to be the rich man's abandoned son and now being too rich for girl; boy gets girl back and boy marries girl. At this happy end-of-book marriage, their future wealth, babies, and lifelong predilection for fruit and milk are revealed. Yes, for their whole life, even though they are wealthy and could live in the city and eat city food, they will live in the country and will always "think that summer fruit and milk were the sweetest food"(4.39.1). Well, Daphnis and Chloe, we agree! That is my all time favorite dessert too!
Daphnis and Chloe's Favorite Dessert 
Happily Ever Forever
1) Clean and cut up fruit and berries.
2) Put fruit and berries in individual bowls.
3) Pour heavy cream over top.
4) Eat.
What a decadent, wonderful dessert! Also, on a cold evening, it is quite nice to imagine the fruits of summer and eating them on a hot day under a shady tree. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Lew said...

I'll bite.

So what would they eat if they lived in the city and ate rich folks food? Not madza?