For many, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant getting deeply reacquainted with our kitchens and pushing the limits of home cooking creativity. David Tamarkin, Digital Director of Epicurious and author of Cook90: The 30-Day Plan for Faster, Healthier, Happier Meals, is an outspoken champion of home cooking and launched "Cooking Through It" on Epi as a response to the pandemic. Tamarkin will reflect on how food media has responded to the pandemic, share tips on how to keep home cooking fun and fresh as we soldier on, explore the intersection of home cooking and sustainability, and dish on all the hot (and not-so-hot) pandemic food trends. Hosted by Jim Leija, UMMA Deputy Director for Public Experience and Learning.
Tamarkin joined Epicurious as its chief editor in 2015. His words and recipes have appeared in publications such as Bon Appetit, Healthyish, Gourmet, Cooking Light, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Food Network Magazine, The Guardian, Wine & Spirits, Time Out New York, and Time Out Chicago, where for many years he was the food editor. David is the creator of COOK90 and the author of COOK90: The 30-Day Plan for Faster, Healthier, Happier Meals, which the New York Times called "excellent." He's also the co-author of More Mexican Every Day and the publisher of the short-lived, experimental cooking magazine Middlewest. Find him on twitter @DavidTamarkin.