One of the silver linings during this pandemic: it has turned even the most clueless kitchen klutz into a master chef. Or at least a wannabe contestant on The Great British Bake Off. This is what our Instagram feed tells us. In the past couple of months, people who used to only post pics of their dog/restaurant meals/dull hawker tapows suddenly boast feeds worthy of @Food52’s (ok, maybe we exaggerate). Cakes, breads, cookies, muffins — cast in a warm, carby glow — inundate our phone as we scroll through more times than is healthy each day. Even a frat boy whom we’ve only ever seen inebriated in bars cradling a mug of beer pre-Covid-19 days shocked us recently with a photo of a beautiful cherry galette that he made all by himself using our recipe. It's pretty sweet, really. Being cloistered at home to evade an ominous virus has brought out people’s desire to create comforting sustenance. Better still if it's photogenic for the 'gram. Gotta expend all that nervous energy somewhere, after all. And if not at overcrowded parks dodging faux marathoners miraculously born mid-pandemic, why not in the kitchen? 

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