A long, long time ago, during the first few weeks of quarantine, I developed a freakish obsession for artfully arranging cured meats, cheeses, dried fruits, crackers, and all other snack-like food items I could find in my pantry. I am now hooked on making cheese boards. Each week I look forward to the weekend when I have an excuse to celebrate, sometimes, literally nothing by making a cheese board. After scouring the internet for inspiration and tips, I decided I had to write an article about what I had learned. So, like any good journalist, I did more research to buff up on my ~cheese knowledge~. During these rabbit hole research sessions, one Instagram account kept appearing: @thatcheeseplate. I thought, “with a handle like that you better have some pretty great plates”. Spoiler, I was not disappointed. In fact, all my newly-grown, cheese-board-making confidence flew right out the window.
Roger Taylor’s original plans for 2020 called for him to spend the evening of June 29th drumming with Queen and Adam Lambert at the 15,000-seat Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany, as part of their ongoing Rhapsody world tour. Instead, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he spent that night watching the Netflix documentaries Trump: An American Dream and Magnetic. During much of the lockdown, he’s divided his time between his two homes in England, but right now he’s in Croatia with other members of his family.
“I have a boat and I managed to get on it and I’m in the middle of the Mediterranean,” he says, “which has managed to have almost no COVID. We’re very lucky to be there. We managed to escape. It’s a beautiful, underrated country.”
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