My wife, Melissa, and I had our neighbors, Emily and Selom, over for dinner Saturday—Emily is an emergency room doctor so the conversation quickly turned to the virus. She gets suited up in protective gear every day and does her rounds. Though she was sober about the situation, she was ready and prepared for two months of double shifts. As she said, “This is what I trained for.”
At Milk Street, we know any gesture on our part is meager at best, but we would like to help folks at home as we all gather around the table. Case in point—my menu choice Saturday was a large pot of beans along with homemade flatbreads. That menu seemed to fit the times—simple, inexpensive and satisfying.
On behalf of the staff of Milk Street, therefore, we are announcing the following…
Our online cooking school is free through April for anyone who wants to use their time at home to brush up on their cooking skills, whether it is a course on improvising in the kitchen or better ways to use the Instant Pot. For a full list of classes and to get started, head here.
Our Q&A forum is being staffed up so you can ask a question, whether or not you are a member of our website, and we will answer your query as soon as possible. It may take a few days to get up and running with this, but we are aiming for same-day responses. Stay tuned.
I will be filming videos from my home to share the sorts of pantry-based recipes that many of us are cooking these days—beans, rice, grains, etc.
Watch our social media streams for easy, comforting recipes that use pantry staples. We’ll make sure access is free for all who want it.
This weekend, I was struck by how our neighborhood—our circle of friends—has changed. We are sharing babysitting chores and playdates, cooking, favorite books and movies. And, for the first time, lots of sidewalk conversations are in evidence.
Please stay in touch. Most of our staff is working from home for now but we are up and running and would be happy to hear from you.