|Number one Oreo Fan|
|Stephanie and Mason|
We couldn't let this momentous occasion pass without throwing a party. This week, the Oreo cookie, invented in New York's Chelsea, is having its 100th birthday. With over 491 billion Oreos having been consumed since 1912, it is by far and away the most popular cookie of the 2oth century. And following its introduction in China in 2006, it is now the number one cookie there as well. I spent time last Spring with someone whose passion for Oreo cookies can readily be seen in the picture above. My grandson Mason’s days are punctuated with pleas for these great American treats. Since they are inevitably accompanied by a glass of milk and since his phenomenal nanny, Stephanie, keeps the cookies down to a minimum, there’s something wholesome about his love of Oreos. Too bad he’s yet to taste Andrew’s Homemade version of Joanne Chang’s deeply chocolate crisps and luscious vanilla cream.