Yeast or Famine: The Social Bonds of Pandemic Baking


DominickĀ Tartaglia (Florida Folklife Program)

An increase in digital literacy was an unexpected but appreciated side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. Zoom itself has become a folk name for video calls in general. One group of friends has taken advantage of the virtual intimacy that Zoom makes possible and created a virtual baking group. Examples from family groups, activism and charities, and personal experiences show how bakers made use of video calls to create and share recipes and dishes in the pandemic and to strengthen social connectedness in an age of physical distance.

Part of 04-09 Creating Connections, Community, and Comfort in Virtual Food Communities, Friday, October 14, 8:30 amā€“10:00 am