Monday, 17 August 2009


I am having a technophobe Monday, but there is a rather well-intentioned little group here in France called Tryo, and their videos are always nice. This one is for their latest, "Dulce de leche" about a boy who leaves Chile in 1973 with his family, who become exiles in France, and his memories of his grandfather. It makes me cry. "Dulce de leche" translates into French as "confiture de lait", and is a sweet spread for bread, usually chocolate, much loved by children in the Hispanic world. While it is certainly called "dulce de leche" in Spain, I am informed that it has another name in Chile. Perhaps readers can help?

1 comment:

Google is so easy said...

Dulce de leche is caramelized milk made with whole milk, sugar, and vanilla flavoring. It differs from ordinary caramel, which is made of water and sugar.

Nobody really knows who invented this delicious product, but we do know that it has been a South American favorite since colonial times.

Each South American country calls by it a different name; in Argentina it's known as "Dulce de Leche," in Chile as "Manjar," in Peru as "Manjar blanco," in Brazil as "Doce de leite," in Colombia as "Arequipe," and in Mexico as "Cajeta".