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Divas of Dulce de Leche

Submitted by on August 13, 2010 – 6:09 am9 Comments

Click the headline link to see the two videos.

So, it appears Sofia Vergara is trying to dethrone me as the Diva of Dulce de Leche. Descarada!

Thanks to Blanca, a loyal friend who wants to defend my title, I saw a video of Sofia on the Tonight Show pitching arequipe, a Colombian version of dulce de leche. It appears Gordon Ramsay did not like it. More for us.

Now, some background. If you didn’t know I have a very strong and deep love of dulce de leche, let me point you to my personal blog, Bilingual in the Boonies, where I keep a category on the subject.

I pretty much buy any general market food product with the words Dulce de Leche printed on it — from Pop Tarts to Jello. And, when I land in Miami, the first thing I do is head to Navarro and the corner bakery and fill up on the stuff.

Cuatro Leches Cake and Flan! Dessert Combo of Champions.

A couple nights ago, I took my 6-year-old on a late evening trip to El Palacio de Los Jugos on Flagler Street in Miami and we shared a Cuatro Leches cake — tres leches topped with dulce de leche! It will take weeks to drop the weight I have gained during this Miami trip.

Take a look at these pictures and you’ll see why Miami is a dangerous place for me…dulce leche everywhere at.all.hours.of.the.day!

Typical drug store checkout in Miami. Sweets everywhere.

Look top left, dulce leche pastry. Ay!

So, below is the video of the very funny and charming Vergara on the Tonight Show and below hers is the video pitch I did six months ago, begging some dulce de leche company to pick me, me, me! as their Spokes Diva of Dulce de Leche.

I’ve got just a few more days left here in the Homeland, so I am off to discover mas dulces.

And if Sofia wants to do a joint tour to pitch dulce leche and arequipe, my maletas estan ready.

Diva of Dulce de Leche from Carrie F. Weir on Vimeo.

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