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El Manisero

For the past few days, I’ve been looking for references to food in Latin American literature.  I haven’t found many yet to post, but I’ve thought of a million songs. El Manisero or The Peanut Vendor has always been one of my favorites.  The vendor calls out to Caserita, a housewife, but she doesn’t realize it until the moment has just passed.  I thought of being in the kitchen trying to teach myself something new, not recognizing the result I was seeking until it’s just a second too late.  This performance by Antonio Machín captures the grace we’d all like to have but most need to leave for another day’s try.

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  1. gastronomad #

    Beautiful sentiment! Thank you

    10 June 2009

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