Whatchmacallit 28: Cannoli


For the first time, I present something ephemeral: cannoli made by Küchen von Gaia.

Generally speaking, I try to be back from my constitutional and at home for the day by 0830 every morning – this is my way of avoiding people (the streets are relatively quiet at 0600), thus allowing others to be out and about the rest of the day with one less person to run into.

This is especially important in Schöneberg, which is relatively densely populated: 11,657 residents per square kilometer.

But I also want to support local businesses – so I ordered cannoli from Up and Coming Berlin.

Clearly oriented at the well-to-do, I decided to splurge on some cannoli (pictured above), plus hand sanitizer, face masks, blue corn tortillas, bread, and kimchi. All delivered to my door Friday afternoon.

If I’d tried to buy all these things individually, it would have taken me all day and a taken me all over town. Further, to be honest, I wouldn’t normally buy these things – I’m viewing it as a way to support local businesses and deliver a bit of unusual luxury into my otherwise confined to 50-square-meter life.

During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

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