Virtually shared meals are helping people cope during isolation

As the pandemic flourishes and households across the country are directed to stay indoors, meal time with family and friends is going online. People are increasingly turning to platforms like Zoom and Google Hangouts for happy hours, cooking groups, and dinner parties. For The Washington Post, Emily Heil writes about the ways people are adapting to a crisis while so much anxiety centers around food. Being forced to dine in has made people more aware of restaurant dependency and more attuned to the labor required to put food on the table. While the future of sharing meals IRL is uncertain, our creativity in seeking out human connection remains impressive.

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