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Very Berry Delight

Oftentimes, the life of a chef is spent cooking food in a restaurant for someone else. You rarely have the energy to make yourself an amazing meal when you’re home. Many times, my fridge was simply filled with water, eggs and maybe an old to-go container of Chinese takeout from the weekend.

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The Gooey and Chewy Answer to a Tough Situation

In May, Elee Hampton, the founder of Quarantine Cookie, found herself sitting in front of her tiny, doll-house sized oven in her apartment in East Harlem. Slumped over, she glared at it. Her face was beet-red as tears trickled down, each one exploding with anger as they hit the ground below her. She shot up, lifting her cement-like feet, and dragged them to the oven. “What a nightmare,” she exclaimed....

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Exploring Life & Business with Elee Hampton of Quarantine Cookie

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elee Hampton. Hi Elee, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?I had been working in NYC in March 2020 when all of the cities restaurants were shut down because of Covid-19. So like many other food service workers in NY, I lost my job. Since so many people had just lost their jobs and were not able to work, I wasn’t able to get unemployment assistance in result of the system being so overwhelmed! I needed an income, and I had plenty of time, so I...

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