The rapid spread of Covid-19 is forcing people into their homes, the effect of global governments asking citizens everywhere to self-isolate and practice social distancing.
And whether a person dreads or loves the idea, the extra time spent indoors almost certainly means a lot more home cooking. The data show people are expecting as much. According to Nielsen data for the week of March 7 compared to the same time in 2019, US grocery stores saw sales of shelf-stable foods go up: dried beans by 63%, rice by 58%, chickpeas and black beans by 47%, and tuna by 31%.
Now that people are staring down so much time at home, it’ll be helpful to become familiar with recipes that can be stretched over long periods of time with some versatility and creativity. With that in mind, Quartz has a suggested grocery list and three basic recipes that provide 22 servings and the opportunity to create a number of extra dishes.