Sure, the clinical name of the coronavirus is “COVID-19,” and yes, the “19” stands for the year 2019 — when it was first discovered.
But the “19” could also mean pounds — as in how much weight some people may have added from stress eating during the pandemic and ensuing quarantine.
WTOP has been talking to some of the best chefs in the region — James Beard Award and Rammy nominees included — about everything they’ve been going through lately with the global pandemic. Because they’ve dealt with anxieties just like everyone else, that means stress eating and cravings, too.
So we asked, when things get stressful, what do you start eating?
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