In Lexington, Kentucky flour and yeast became almost impossible to find a few days after the state shut down in mid-March, at the same time that social media filled with tantalizing photographs of home-made bread. While some people took up baking, others experimented with brewing, fermenting, or cooking stuffed peppers grown in their own back yards.
Today Kremena and I share the stories of ten Lexingtonians who not only tried cooking something new, but—in some cases—started new food businesses during the pandemic. Some of them shared their recipes with us. Happy mixing, baking, and sampling!