Food and travel
Food and travel go together like salt and pepper – the two should never stand alone in my mind. When I plan a trip, I look forward to eating the local food, as much as the travel experience itself. With that in mind, I walked the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco looking for foods with a travel theme. Dialing it down, I found two cookie companies that transport me; one to Africa and the other to Scotland. Both companies make a butter-filled shortbread cookie; one in the shape of an elephant and one in the shape of a Scottie dog.
Queen City Cookies – Talisman to exotic worlds
“I think of Queen City Cookies as talismans to exotic worlds. Linger over our nautical variety pack and suddenly you’re in the South Seas, wind in your sails, mermaids shimmer as fish leap from the air. Relax, and feel the warmth of India. A cup of warm chai is the perfect guide to convene with our Ganesha, Mendhi Magic, Regal Elephant, Hindu Sun Wheel or Shakyamuni Buddha cookies. Next stop, Paris. Our Eiffel Tower cookie shimmers like the City of Lights. Each Queen City Cookie is a journey into memories past and longings for future travel. A little imagination, and the time to savor our edible artistry, and it’s possible to travel the globe with cookies that taste as good as they look,” says Peggy Shannon, owner of Queen City Cookies.
Walkers Shortbread Scottie Dogs
Walkers Shortbread has teamed up with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to raise funds for the non-profit organization’s animal welfare initiatives across the country. Throughout 2012, Walkers Shortbread will donate 10 cents from the sale of every package of its ‘Scottie Dog’ products sold in the U.S. – including its Scottie Dog cookies and tins – to the ASPCA with a minimum guaranteed donation of $25,000.
Walkers Scottie Dog cookies honor the Scottish Terrier, one of five breeds of the Skye terriers that originated in Scotland.
Walkers takes Scottie dog cookie for run
“The adorable Scottie Dog cookies convey our affinity for this beloved breed, and working with the ASPCA is a great way for us, as well as our customers, to show our appreciation for animals,” said Jim Walker, managing director of Walkers Shortbread. “Over the next year, Walkers is dedicated to helping the ASPCA raise awareness of the issues of animal cruelty and homelessness and will support the valuable work they do for animals across the U.S.”
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Where to Buy
Historic Findlay Market
124 West Elder Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Aberlour on Spey,
Scotland, AB38 9LD
Walkers Shortbread Inc.,
170 Commerce Drive,
Hauppauge, New York,
N.Y. 11788, U.S.A.