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Quarantine Kitchen comic by Tim Lahan
January was slow. February was fast. March is too much. 2020 is a lot.
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Just checking in. How’s everyone doing? It’s been a challenging few weeks for all of us.

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted so much of our lives. Here, in this space, we’re most concerned with how this global health crisis has deeply affected our relationship with food and to the hands that feed us.

This is a Food section that likes its art. We reached out to some of our favorite artists to illustrate how they’re thinking about food during these confusing and challenging times. Just as we turn to food for comfort, we can find levity in art.

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Tales From the Quarantine Kitchen

Illustrator: Tim Lahan

Quarantine Kitchen, a comic by Tim Lahan
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Quarantine Kitchen, a comic by Tim Lahan
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Quarantine Kitchen, a comic by Tim Lahan
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Quarantine Kitchen, a comic by Tim Lahan
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Quarantine Kitchen, a comic by Tim Lahan
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Quarantine Kitchen, a comic by Tim Lahan
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What you see is not always what you bake

Illustrator: Lillian Xie

Corona Baking, a comic by Lillian Xie
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Corona Baking, a comic by Lillian Xie
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Corona Baking, a comic by Lillian Xie
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Corona Baking, a comic by Lillian Xie
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Corona Baking, a comic by Lillian Xie
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5 stars for cleanliness, none for ambience

Illustrator: Daniel Sulzberg

Table for 2, a comic by Daniel Sulzberg
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Table for 2, a comic by Daniel Sulzberg
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Table for 2, a comic by Daniel Sulzberg
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Table for 2, a comic by Daniel Sulzberg
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Table for 2, a comic by Daniel Sulzberg
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Deliver me from this hellish nightmare, food

Illustrator: Peter Runge

No stress take out, a comic by Peter Runge
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No stress take out, a comic by Peter Runge
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No stress take out, a comic by Peter Runge
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No stress take out, a comic by Peter Runge
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No stress take out, a comic by Peter Runge
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Fully stalked

Illustrator: Ruth Mora

Shopping 4 the quarantine, a comic by Ruth Mora
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Shopping 4 the quarantine, a comic by Ruth Mora
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Shopping 4 the quarantine, a comic by Ruth Mora
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Shopping 4 the quarantine, a comic by Ruth Mora
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Shopping 4 the quarantine, a comic by Ruth Mora
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Parental advisory, explicit 🌮 content

Illustrator: Felipe Flores

Visiting the folks while on lockdown, a comic by Felipe Flores
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Visiting the folks while on lockdown, a comic by Felipe Flores
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Visiting the folks while on lockdown, a comic by Felipe Flores
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Visiting the folks while on lockdown, a comic by Felipe Flores
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Visiting the folks while on lockdown, a comic by Felipe Flores
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Tag yourselves. I’m an “only the essentials” shopper

Illustrator: Stacy Michelson

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