On Instagram, everyone is cooking. For the first few days of being indefinitely housebound, I was cooking, too. I will do so much cooking! I thought. I will make sourdough from the wild yeast in the air of my apartment! But then time kept passing, and I got sadder, and my kitchen started to feel very small. So far, I have harvested no yeast.
Instead, I watch other people cook on Instagram. Now, though, it is gloriously messy because everyone is terrified and most people are home. A lot of those people also haven't totally figured out how to record video on their iPhones, which is something else we all have in common.