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?
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.