One of the great things about the New York metropolitan area is the availability of many different kinds of cuisines, via both restaurants and small grocery stores. Italian, Jamaican, Turkish, Spanish, Ethiopian, Indian, Peruvian, and yes, even Portuguese…you name it and there’s probably a little mom-and-pop somewhere in the tri-state area that will have exactly what you’re looking for.
Tonight’s excursion was to a primarily Italian grocery. There were the cookies of course:
These cookies are often bought in bulk, mixed together in a box that is tied with a red and white string. They are common at office parties, book club meetings, and birthday potlucks.
As pretty as they are, they aren’t usually what tempt me. Sure, one or two cookies are fine, but that tends to be enough to satisfy my not-so-sweet tooth. I’m much more likely to drool over the cheese selection or freshly-baked loaves of bread.
And then there’s this little bottle of heaven:
Luckily a little bit goes a long way.
What’s your poison, sweet or savory?