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This is What Democracy Cooks Like

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Our community is a place where many—almost all—of us likely express ourselves through food. We cook for catharsis and for support, for release and for fuel, for ourselves and for others.

That's why we have a hunch that a lot of you are cooking as a form of political organization: Maybe that means you're bringing scones to marches (hello, mrslarkin) or taking extra caution to support businesses that employ immigrants. Maybe you're organizing potlucks in your community to meet neighbors you didn't know before November or hosting dinner parties with friends to talk through issues that are important to you. Maybe you're selling brownies and donating the proceeds to your organization of choice, or making a point to cook with new-to-you ingredients from particular parts of the world. Maybe you've noticed other people doing the same?

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Variety is the spice of life. Happy Monday! Be nice to each other.

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What does democracy look like—and cook like—to you?

Share what you've been doing, or what your friends or people you admire have been up to, in the comments below. We'd love to hear from you.

Tags: politics