Alice in Wonderland: The Toklas Brownie

I know you’re busy, but I’d just like to take a moment to raise the subject of chocolatey desserts and Moroccan hash. When the editors brought up the idea of a DOPE Food Issue, I thought of that warhorse of the canna-kitchen: pot brownies. We think of brownies as the OG of edibles, but why is that? Why not pot muffins? Why not cookies or lollipops? There’s a reason even your granny from Wisconsin knows what you mean by “special brownies.” There’s a bit of a story behind the most well-known of chocolatey desserts, but I promise treats for everyone at the end.

Once upon a time, in the rowdy little city of San Francisco, there lived a thoughtful young woman named Alice. She was basically happy, but a bit too smart for the Barbary Coast, so she took off for Paris, a world-class city that had the additional

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