Loving tradition… healthy or not!

October 10, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

This past weekend I traveled to my hometown of Youngstown, Ohio to attend a family wedding of a dear childhood friend. The wedding was a lovely affair and I was so happy to be part of their special day. However, I must confess one of the events I was most looking forward to was scoping out the cookie table.

In Youngstown, Italian weddings have featured cookie tables loaded with endless displays of homemade offerings like lady locks, biscotti, pizzelles, buckeyes & my personal favorite kaloche for as long as I can remember. Most of the cookies are traditional old-fashioned favorites, ones you will not find on the shelf of your gourmet grocery store.

Where this tradition started, I am not sure as evidenced by a NYT article published in December 2009

But in my opinion, it doesn’t really matter where this idea of the cookie table started; I am just happy the tradition lives on!

My confession: I must admit to partaking in the leftover cookies for breakfast! It’s all about moderation….right?

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