This morning, unannounced and unexpected construction turned my 40-minute commute into a two hour one. Just another manic Monday, eh?
On a Monday like this, there are few things to turn to for a respite from beginning-of-the-week gloom: cookies. Sugary circles, existing to distract you from the fact that you're back at work. Bake them, taste them, share them, or just look at them and imagine what they could taste like. Try your hand at the fiery recipe Karlie Kloss' grandmother passed to her, or venture savory with a jammy Asiago cheese cookie. These seasonal cookies are simple but tasty and bound to make two hours of being squished on a train that much easier to forget about.
Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.