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— by Hannah Homma Tong: I’ve never indulged food as a hobby like I did when isolating in Durham from the months of March to July. Ritualizing making food, celebrating it and eating lots and LOTS of it (sometimes out of sheer boredom) was one of the only things I could create an event or an occasion out of. As the recipes I attempted became increasingly time consuming and complex, my deep sense of homesickness drove me to explore and create flavours from home.The 19 in COVID-19 may as well signify the 19 pounds I gained in isolation…

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