I came across this article on Scientific American titled The Loneliness of the “Social Distancer” Triggers Brain Cravings Akin to Hunger. Although the release of the article & the advent of Covid19 are coincidental as the study began 3 years ago, it findings are certainly timely in shedding light onto our fascination with food. And if the explosion of food pics & recipes splashed across social media is anything to go by, there are lots of hungry folks out there, myself included.
One of the first things I do each morning before I get out of bed is to greedily scroll through Instagram, searching for the day’s bake.
From top, clockwise: Simit Pogaca (cheesey Turkish butter buns), Lemon Puff Pancake, Biscotti morbidi al limone (soft lemon cookies), Popovers, Basque Burnt Cheesecake.
But more than food, there are other things I dream of: leisurely strolls through supermarket aisles, waffle & ice cream eaten at Cremier, thumbing through books at the library, strolling through a museum. Restrictions are beginning to lift but there will be some degree of self-isolation remaining as those of us at risk wait out to see what the new normal is like. Some time yet before I rush to a bookstore or dine at a cafe. So, I continue to dream. And enjoy vicariously through your posts.
What are you looking forward to in this month of June?