A Letter to Simply Recipes Readers in Response to Covid-19


Home cooking is more important than ever right now. We feel incredibly lucky that as a recipe website, we are uniquely positioned to help you. Here's an update on what we're doing.


Hi, friends,

Home cooking is more important than ever right now. We feel incredibly lucky that as a recipe website, we are uniquely positioned to help you. We here at Simply Recipes consider it a privilege to stand alongside you in the kitchen as you figure out how to make do with what’s available in your pantry and your freezer, and to help you stretch your grocery dollars.

The Simply Recipes Team is learning to adjust, just as you are, to the spread and impact of COVID-19. Like many of you, we are working with the whole family at home, stocking our own pantries, and worrying about loved ones who are far away. We’ve also been taking a hard look at our previously scheduled content for this spring, have postponed many recipes, and have been working overtime to figure out new ways to help support you (and ourselves!) through this time.

I wanted to take a breather here to bring you up to speed on what you can expect from us over the next few weeks and months:

  • Recipes, tools, and strategies for feeding you and your family right now. We’ve already posted about stocking your pantry, some of our favorite pantry meals, and a round-up of immune-boosting recipes recommend by our Nutrition Editor. Plenty more helpful content to come!
  • “Feel good” posts to make you smile and help keep your chin up. Because we’re going to need breaks from the news and stress.
  • Let’s cook together! As we’ve all started hunkering down at home, it’s clear that staying in touch with each other and our communities is really vital. Please come find us on Instagram and Facebook, and stay tuned as we experiment with fun new ways we can all be together.
  • More…scrappy. Things might look a little scrappy around here as we adjust and adapt. We normally work three months ahead, and now we’re working days (sometimes hours) ahead. Photos might feel a little less professional, writing might feel a little less polished, and we might make some mistakes here and there. Please forgive us!

Please keep in touch, let us know what’s happening with you, and what kinds of things would be most useful — leave a comment or send a note to [email protected].

Stay healthy! Talk soon!

Emma Signature

Editor-in-Chief, Simply Recipes

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Emma Christensen

Emma Christensen is the Editor-in-Chief of Simply Recipes, and has over 10 years of experience creating food and content for web and print. She was formerly the recipe editor for The Kitchn and is the author of three books on home-brewing, True Brews, Brew Better Beer, and Modern Cider. Emma is a graduate of The Cambridge School for Culinary Arts and Bryn Mawr College. She lives in San Jose, California.

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  1. Janine

    I am so touched that you made the time to reach out personally to everyone. I love your site, the recipes as well as the down to earth nature of everybody on your team. Hopefully we all will stay well and positive that eventually this too shall pass.

  2. Cindy Johns

    Loved your site and emails before, now I rely on them. Your positivity and friendliness shine through, giving help and support in crazy times. Wishing you well!

  3. Melba L.

    Just knowing you’re all safe and that you are willing to keep us inform through this hard time means a lot to me and my family. I love your site and the different ways you present it. Especially Fridays if you know what I mean. FriYay !! Great group picture. Hang in there nothing but good times are coming soon

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  4. Maggie G

    Thank you for being here <3

  5. Deb Magnus

    I’m definitely having a difficult time w/the social distancing but it now means I’m connecting with friends and family via FaceTime, texting and lots of phone calls. Sometimes I simply need to hear their voices! I know I should be thinking spring meals but as I look out at our freshly fallen 6/7 inches of snow here in VT I want something warm, comforting and satisfying. Luckily for me I made a huge pot of your Irish Beef Stew last week so will look forward to a steaming bowl this evening. Be well everyone as we will be stronger, smarter and more appreciative when this is all said and done.
    Thanks to your wonderful team for your hard work and the obvious love and energy you put into your lives. Fabulous photo and good to see those smiles.

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