Demand for online cooking resources soars during pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the way we eat, including more time spent in the kitchen and more meals eaten at home.

“Food related calls to our Family and Community Health program have increased, as families are looking for easy, home-cooked recipes that they can follow at home,” said Kelly Streit, Registered Dietitian with the OSU Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program in Clackamas County. Some have found the shift to be a positive family bonding experience, while others, especially those with limited cooking skills and equipment, or tight food budgets, are feeling stressed.”

The Food Hero recipes used highlight budget friendly ingredients that are readily available, and can be prepared in under 30 minutes. 

Cooking videos:

demand for online cooking classes

Kelly Streit and videographer, Kimberly Jacobsen, prepare a shot over the stovetop.