This refreshing and versatile “jiggly” food has long enjoyed its status as America’s most popular prepared dessert — a staple at neighborhood summer potlucks due to its bright colors and compatibility with fruits and whipped cream. Where did this cool non-fat treat come from?
The World of Food
If you were throwing the party and wanted to serve only foods that came into being in Chicago, what might those be? As it turns out, not only would you eat very well (and heartily!), but some of your options might come as a bit of a surprise. Here’s the menu…
“Friend is someone to share last cookie with.”
— Cookie Monster, Sesame Street
It’s almost impossible to find a food about which everyone is in agreement. But there might be one: everyone loves cookies. Whether they’re known as “biscuits” (the UK and Australia), “keks” (Germany), “biscotti” (Italy), “galletas” (Spain), or something else, it’s a safe bet that nobody can resist a really good cookie, in any language. As the Girl Scouts once again ply their tasty fundraising wares (and wreak havoc with our New Year’s weight-loss resolutions), let’s take a closer look at them.
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