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A handwritten list of “Culinary Desires” and a pen on a woven rug next to a calendar turned to the January page.

In 2021, I’m looking forward to a tentative trip to Italy in July. Or maybe a birthday party with more than one guest in March. I guess just a martini at home next Friday.

Though we’re nowhere near close to being able to make post-Covid plans, What I can do is march purposefully into the kitchen and make an amaretti crumble with mascarpone cream. Or stir-fried celery with peanuts and bacon or something with the ‘nduja I bought on sale.

These are my only plans for the foreseeable future. I am so excited by them (and by my ability to…


Your local pizza spot is enough, especially when it needs your support more than ever

A person using a pizza peel to remove a pizza from an industrial metal wood-fired pizza oven.
A person using a pizza peel to remove a pizza from an industrial metal wood-fired pizza oven.
Photo: John Lawson/Moment/Getty Images

I like pizza. It’s fair to say I love pizza. It’s fair to say I’ve held adult-age birthday parties at pizza places. First dates. Second dates. Happy hours. Girls’ nights. Family nights. Late nights. Walking-by-and-smelling-a-slice moments.

I have traveled for pizza — from other boroughs to other states. I hope I will travel for pizza again soon. My first non-home Covid-19 eating experience was pizza. My first non-takeout Covid-19 eating experience was pizza. I’d have a slice right now if one were available.

I also like lists. It’s fair to say I have lists going in multiple notebooks and pads…

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