Vintage as a black and white cookie
|Glaser's Bake Shop black and white cookies|
|The toe in question, called a Kiltie, looks fussy but has a purpose.|
|Same toes, not the same purpose. Vintage Italian Bruno Magli loafers.|
|Glaser's Bake Shop. 87th Street, First Avenue, NYC.|
|Manning the ovens at Glaser's, some years ago.|
A Joan dress.
Means a world. Come to think of it, how many times do we see Joan in a black and white dress? Doesn't suit her. There's nothing really black and white on her surface, though there is,
I think, on the inside. Her curves have their own morality.
|All from Simply Vintage treasury by cabinwindows|
The thing about black and white cookies, which belong to the honored category of Food That is Vintage, is that they are stark and yet they are delicious. They are geometrically divided, they are round, and yet they have that warm, crumbly potential you can taste before you start eating. Vintage is that way, or can be. In black and white, it can look even more luscious. The forms come out, the lines, the retro, old-school, antique mechanics. You can nearly see the drafter's pencil at work, the giant shears at the tailor's. Cabinwindows is the etsy moniker for a biologist and anthropologist who made the treasury excerpted above. Black and white. She grew up watching biology filmstrips, lives in a haunted cabin, and she gets the black and white cookie of it all.