Maybe it's odd to say this, but this post-apocalyptic show has brought me so much comfort and hope these past few weeks. It's also brought some amazing recipes into my life! It has the cadence of an NPR cooking show but the worldbuilding of, like Terminator meets V for Vendetta--it's crazy that it works as well as it does! For a show that can be as dark as it is about the future (and present) of humanity, it has an unshakeable core of hope and resilience. Whenever Elaine signs off with her signature "not crying, hugging you" it truly does feel like she's talking to me, not pretending the world isn't falling apart, but reassuring me that people care and my enjoyment of life (and food) still matters, and it's really what I think we all need to hear. Couldn't love it more.