Something of an experiment for me today. I was talking to my pa about the Isabel Allende book Aphrodite, her cookbook come treatise on erotica and food and I remembered a section on the combination of chocolate and chili. So as I was digging into a tub of chocolate ice-cream (some rather startingly good organic dark chocolate), I glanced at the fresh red chilies on the counter top that I had used cooking dinner (a slightly disastrous calamari con peperoncine) and figured what the hell. For good measure I bunged in some fresh chiffonaded basil.
The chili works a treat, not so sure about the basil. It was that kind of day.