Luisto loves going to Abuelita’s house because on cold days she prepares “leche con chocolate caliente”! He loves hot cocoa!
Especially the way his Abuelita makes it! She takes a block of hard bittersweet chocolate, she says it is “Comida de Los Dioses”, Food of the Gods.
Abuelita tells him that chocolate has wonderful powers, they break it up into little pieces, melt it, then add sugar and hot milk, sometimes cinnamon.
However, this day was even more special for this day they would prepare for the arrival of Los Tres Reyes Magos, the Three Wise Men.
¡A Luisito le encanta ir a la casa de su abuelita, porque en los días fríos prepara leche con chocolate caliente! ¡A Luisito le encanta el chocolate caliente!
¡Especialmente de la forma en que su abuelita lo hace! Toma un bloque duro, de sabor agridulce, Teobroma, que significa “comida de Los Dioses “.
Abuelita le dice que el chocolate tiene poderes maravillosos.
Lo rompe en pedacitos que muele, derrite, y luego les agrega leche caliente, azúcar y, a veces, canela.
Sin embargo, este día es aún más especial porque se preparan para la llegada de Los Tres Reyes Magos.
Osuba (Rafael A. Osuba, 1967) is a Puerto Rican artist and art advocate. He says “Art is all around us; it is up to us to see its beauty.” Art is the vehicle he uses to stay connected to his culture. “Every drawing, painting, sculpture, song, dance, food, literary work has a story behind it. Capturing a feeling, a memory or expression and sharing it with the world is where the magic lies.” Osuba has effectively used his creativity to advocate and broaden the arts in North Carolina. Over the last 24 years he has pioneered many projects that have helped to further the Latino Art movement. He is the founder and artistic director of the El Quixote Festival a seven month long annual festival produced by Artist Studio Project that celebrates and honors the 400 years of Don Quixote. He identifies his three children as his greatest works of art!
Gol (Miguel Gómez Andrea, 1960) is a Spanish cartoonist, playwright and actor. Since 1993 he directs Estudio La Recua S.L. specializing in historical divulgation through artistic mediums, mainly the theater and the comics. For eight years he played Sancho Panza in the show Delirio de Don Quijote and Sancho Panza, which allowed him to get to know Cervantes and his work in depth. He has published more than 50 historical comics’ titles for institutions and independent publishers, as well as several books of historical divulgation on the most varied subjects. He has also written and performed several plays throughout the national territory of Spain.
His most recent book (2015 Dibbuks) “Cervantes La ensoñación del genio” which he authored and illustrated, continues to receive great reviews and praise.