One of my family’s mottos is this: Food is love. Credit goes to my late grandmother; “Mangi mangi! Food is love,” she’d say. This comes to mind often. Today I recited it like a mantra each time I popped a Mallomar cookie in my mouth. The annual package from Mom and Dad was delivered today with boxes of the cookies from the East Coast, where the cookies are made available in September–after the long, hot summer and when the cookies are least likely to melt on shelves. I decided to mix vanilla bean gelato with a Mallomar. Love, indeed.