"Pandemic Meals" - Emma Somers

Contact: Megan Looker
A plate of gnocchi with asparagus.

"Gnocchi with Asparagus"

A plate of olive salad.

"Olive Salad"

A pumpkin muffin on a plate.

"Pumpkin Muffin"

A plate of sushi.


A western scramble on a plate.

"Western Scramble for Two"

"Adjusting to isolation after the COVID-19 outbreak included confusion, anxiousness and time. At my house, I was quarantined with three of my roommates who all live for spices and fresh produce. With fewer grocery trips to stockpile food, we’ve shared some amazing meals and some typical college meals. I started to document the food we prepared, which made us want to show off our culinary skills even more. At first this project was fun for us because cooking became a good distraction. The more it progressed, though, the more we appreciated the food we were able to make for ourselves. I felt privileged and thankful. Even though I still felt unsure about our world’s future, I could at least be grateful I was worrying about it with hearty meals, warm socks and good company."
-Emma Somers, Lapeer, MI
This artwork is part of WMU News' online Pandemic Art gallery. To view other artists' work, visit the gallery.