While I've technically been living in New York City for six weeks now, the truth is, I really haven't even begun to take advantage of the city's endless food-related opportunities. I did manage to squeeze in a trip to a Tweeting food truck a couple weeks back, and dined at the bar at A Voce Columbus last week, and this week, I finally visited an NYC foodie pop-up store: Dorie Greenspan and Josh Greenspan's CookieBar.
And what a way to start. Dorie's recipe for World Peace Cookies is much beloved across the interwebs, and now it's almost depressing to contemplate making them, since now I'll be chasing the ideal of perfection that is a World Peace Cookie baked by Dorie herself.
(But OMG: such a cookie.)
I would also like to point out that in my family, "I went to a temporary cookie shop located inside a hair salon" is now going to replace "and then they brought pigeon breast to the table on oak branches that had been set on fire and then put out" as Most Bewildering Food-Related Thing Jael Has Said But She Seems To Be Excited About It So I Guess That's OK.
A few shots of the pop-up shop:
(cookies for sale included molasses, World Peace, chunkers... oh wait, why don't I just show you the list?)
(my fellow taste-tester and I tried six of the eight -- all were delicious, but the molasses, World Peace, and sablés were the best of the best)
Dorie in action:
Don't miss your chance, New Yorkers.
(non-New Yorkers: Bake along!)