We’ve all been there…

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My partner shared this (n.b. that is where all the flour went) with me today, and I have to admit, I’m surprised The Guardian hasn’t pushed out an article like this sooner! It’s about time someone did an opinion piece showcasing the reality of most kitchens during lockdown. All we see on Instagram are people baking sourdough for the first time, with their #newstarter, and somehow #winning with #firstsourdough and #foodporn. None of these things go together. Like #justmoved and #iknowwhereipackedmykettle. I don’t care who you are, you’re lying. It really made me think about all those people who, for the past 3 months, have been made to feel grossly inadequate in a whole new way. It’s one thing failing at a badly written un-tested recipe privately in your own secret dark place (you’d be AMAZED how many cookbooks are comprised of untested recipes…or perhaps, given your experience, you wouldn’t be…). It’s a whole other thing when you feel like you’re under some weird imagined spotlight where everyone is suddenly an artisanal baker, and you’re the only one not getting it. Genuinely, don’t panic. You’re not the only one not getting it. We’ve all been there. It’s not even your […]