Remember that game that Joey and Phoebe played on Friends where you have two options and you have to respond with the first thing that comes into your head? For instance, night or day, black or white, Coke or Pepsi, TV or radio, Facebook or Myspace? You get the idea.
The Chocolate Muse’s version of the game might go something like this: chocolate or vanilla, Hershey or Mars, nuts or plain, sweet or semi, milk or dark, red wine or coffee?
At the end of my last post, I suggested that you pour yourself a glass of wine to enjoy along with the ‘Scandalous Brownie’. My choice was obvious. Red wine over coffee with dark chocolate wins for me every time (provided it’s after 5:00 pm). Maybe you don’t agree. Okay, let’s look at it another way. All evidence to the contrary, considering the line at my local Starbucks drive-up every morning, there is no god of coffee. There is a god of wine, Dionysus. He’s not only the god of wine, but also ritual madness and ecstasy. He is credited as being the inspiration for Greek theater. He represents things that are unexpected, outrageous or surprising. He’s a fun guy! How could you not choose wine over coffee?
But who am I kidding? I love coffee too! Adding coffee to chocolate enhances the flavor. And this goddess believes that you can really have it all. Chocolate, wine and coffee!