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Cooking in the West

Here in our calving commune on Lower Deer Creek, we are going into our fifth week of social distancing or sheltering in place. 102 years ago, the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide (about one-third of the planet’s population) and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including over 675,000 Americans. It primarily infected young, healthy adults. My husband's Grandpa, Hoell, contracted the Spanish flu, which kept him from going to World War I. The fever was so bad that he lost all of his hair, but that is abo...


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