Monday, November 20, 2023

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Below are photos of a Kamayan feast for 7 in October 2023 at Kulinarya Filipino Eatery, Commercial Drive location. I say seven, but we each also took a massive take-out box of food home afterward too. To me, this is the epitome of post-pandemic eating and a sign of the times - we were able to do this style of meal, diving in with our hands in as large a group as we wanted. Now a lot of people wouldn't want to eat without (many) utensils, and it was fun because it was different for us. But it was messy and I basically couldn't do much else but eat (put off looking things up on my phone, pressing any buttons, etc.).

Originally we would have had 9 people but the restaurant could have handled a single table three times that size on one side of the room. It was so much fun, especially since we were not that familiar with the cuisine and had lots to learn about Filipino food. And it was just a really nice friendly place to have a celebration with a group. Had to book things and pay at least 50% ahead of time but worth it.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

The Pandemic Pantry: Cooking Covid-19 Style, Days 62 - 84

At this point, the "lockdown" was lasting much longer than everyone expected initially.  We were lucky compared to other countries so calling it a lockdown is a bit silly.  We were always able to go out for walks, but at the beginning, we were urged to stay at home as much as possible, and if walking, to stay close by. I was working remotely and public spaces and restaurants were closed (or only doing take-out and delivery). 

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Day 62: Fri May 15 - Sat Jun 6, 2020