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The “sourdough bro” and Marx: lockdown lessons in trying and failing to make bread

If we didn't have to work, what would we do? For many of us—as the pandemic has revealed—it's cooking

Photo: Dana Hutchinson (Wikimedia Commons)

Cooking has taken two different paths since the pandemic began, depending on how much free time each of us has. The first group favour speed and efficiency: those working at home but with a hungry child to look after, those who don’t have access to certain ingredients, those who are caring for others in the community. The second group only have time, seemingly endless time; their attention has turned to those long-term projects put on the backburner because there weren’t enough hours in the…

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