Aching for fresh air and a tranquil place to do our piles of grading outside of Boston, Colin and I spent this week in the romantic New England state of Vermont. We picked the town of Brattleboro for its proximity to hiking, Boston, and… FOOD.
What was the highlight of our culinary pillage of Brattleboro, Vermont? Without a doubt, the highlight was the mystery food you see pictured before you. It was so mysterious, and yet so delicious!
We first spotted this mystery food at a cafe called Blue Moose in one of the three streets that makes up Brattleboro’s petite “downtown.”
“What IS that???” I asked the cashier ravenously, pointing to the glass case that held the desserts.
The cashier smiled with wise weariness. “That,” he declared, “is a Brookie.”
“A WHAT?” I asked.
“A Brookie,” the teen clarified, adjusting his apron. “A brownie with a cookie baked inside.”
“A BROWNIE WITH A COOKIE BAKED INSIDE?!” I screamed. “I’ll take it!”
Colin and I then spent the next hour hiking up a mountain called Wantastiquet in order to eat (and do a photo shoot with) the Brookie while soaking up a mountaintop view. The Brookie was exceedingly heavy to lug, and I forced Colin to carry it after the first five minutes.
But it was worth it! When we at last reached the summit, we unwrapped the precious Brookie and (after taking tons of photos of it, which was pretty much torture for my starving husband) devoured it. YUM! Thanks, Brattleboro, for introducing us to this most unique and scrumptious food.
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