HAMPDEN – Nothing brings people together better than food.
Local chef Brian Ross of Hampden said when the state was ordered to stay home he came up with the idea for a Facebook page called Quarantine Kitchen to bring people together online.
“As soon as I opened the door, everybody came flooding in, and it took on a life of its own,” Ross said Monday. “It’s become something much more beautiful than anything I ever imagined. It’s kind of neat. All these people sharing.”
The page features people’s photos and stories of delicious-looking home-cooked foods, recipes, and a few jokes.
As of Monday, there were nearly 4,000 members. Ross also posted an invite for a virtual Easter dinner from 3 to 4 p.m. Easter Sunday.