The pandemic has revealed how the power of food can bring us together. It has also shown how many people are vulnerable to the scarcity of it. We are a group of academics interested in everything to do with food; from the serious questions of survival, support and comfort, through to people finding alternatives to dining out and enhancing their cocktail cabinets.
Has the pandemic caused a revival of your family’s cooking traditions? Perhaps lockdown helped you rediscover aspects of your cultural identity that may have lain dormant? Maybe you have turned your restaurant into a takeaway venue or a distribution centre for NHS workers?
We aim to produce a gathering point for all of the food-related stories, films and images that people have written or captured for posterity. We feel this is important: and that it needs to be documented, shared, and studied.
We’d love you to click on the link and tell us about your story and then take a look at other people’s too. Thank you.