Cooking can be a meditation of sorts if we allow ourselves to strip away all the fears, worry and concern about a new ingredient or technique and just remember to have fun with it. I know many friends and families ventured into new cooking territory during this time, and much to their surprise, discovered how wonderful it can be to bring simple ingredients to life to nourish their families. In many ways, our blinders, our preconceptions and all the static and noise of the usual frantic day-to-day became replaced with a new rhythm and sound altogether different. Parents got to spend more time with their children, pets no longer napped alone during the long days, people sought ways to connect virtually, especially with food and drink in hand, and for a moment it was a new way of seeing one another. For many it will be remembered as the longest 3 months of solitude, change and transformation. I hope we use it as a way to always remember that food will continue to be the great connector.