Plus: The resurgence of SpaghettiOs, public health officials on grocery shopping right now, and Disney’s world-famous churro recipe.
In San Francisco, some inspired bakers are taking the yeast shortage into their own hands by sharing tins of homemade sourdough starter in neighborhoods around the city. A google map shows would-be bakers where to find each container of the sourdough stash—most tied to neighborhood trees, telephone poles, or even electric boxes. [Eater]
With cans of beans flying off the shelves, grocery shoppers are returning to their favorite processed foods like SpaghettiOs and Cheetos. These items are shelf-stable and add an extra layer of comfort for many. [New York Times]
Public health officials are urging people to avoid trips to the grocery store this week and next. “The next two weeks are extraordinarily important,” Deborah Brix explained at a press conference this week. Grocery stores will remain open if you need to go, but you should avoid any unnecessary market errands. [Better Homes & Gardens]
If you’ve been trying to place an Instacart order, but are having trouble getting a delivery window, there’s good news. Instacart is rolling out two new features: “Fast & Flexible” and “Order Ahead.” The first option is for people who need groceries fast and have wiggle-room for their delivery window. The “Order Ahead” option lets people order up to two weeks in advance, instead of the previous seven-day limit that’s in place now. [The Verge]
Cookbook author and TV star Rachael Ray and her husband have donated $4 million to coronavirus relief efforts. They are using their nonprofit, Yum-o, to partner with a few organizations like Hunger Free America and City Harvest. [BuzzFeed]
You might not be able to go to Disneyland anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create your own magic at home. Disney just released the recipe for their famous churro. All you need is flour, eggs, butter, cinnamon, sugar, and vegetable oil. [People]