We were fortunate to arrive in Sao Paulo last July, just as the pandemic started to ease in Brazil. We hit the ground running, and we’ve gone basically a solid year saying YES to every single thing. Carnaval parade that lasts all night? YES. Wine dinner with multiple courses outdoors? YES. Sitting in lawn chairs in front of our condominium building while eating homemade tacos in our sweatpants and wearing masks in between? ALL THE YESSES.
But, now, our new normal is actually really close to regular normal. And so it is thrilling to me to attend an actual Cookbook Club meeting that wasn’t fraught with pandemic-laced logistics.