I am spent after this American election cycle, so much that I find the prospect of sitting through tomorrow's actual election tautologically exhausting. The tension I've so willfully abstracted for these past few months will be distilled in one night's action. I fear that if I do watch, I'll make a meal out of my nails.
Don't do this! If you can't bear to watch tomorrow's election, I understand. You need a distraction. I've got one, baby. I demand you make these labor-intensive, labyrinthine dishes instead. You'll fall into a deep slumber afterward, induced both by the volume of food you've consumed and the energy you've exerted to create it. Perhaps you'll sleep through the next four years.
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Mayukh Sen is a James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer in New York. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Bon Appetit, and elsewhere. He won a 2018 James Beard Award in Journalism for his profile of Princess Pamela published on Food52.