By Terry Trucco
When Antonio Rotolo, Executive Chef at ONE UN New York, was asked to come up with a culinary creation to salute the United Nation’s International Year of Quinoa, he heeded the advice of Jerry Seinfeld in The Dinner Party episode – he looked to the cookie.
The quinoa cookie, to be precise – a soft, chewy confection he concocted with dried cherries, coconut, oats and quinoa, the Andean food staple anointed by the UN as 2013’s go-to grain.
Quinoa, it seems, is everywhere, from salads and side dishes to nearly everything stocked by Whole Foods. Still, you don’t come across quinoa cookies every day. I stopped by One UN to meet Chef Rotolo and sample what may be the smartest hotel cookie in town. (more…)