Polly Markus started posting her recipes on Instagram during the first lockdown, Stuff reports, when the only exciting outings happening in her life were trips to the supermarket. Her recipes and videos quickly became shared from her account Miss Polly’s Kitchen, and she now has almost 50,000 followers. Now, what started as a lockdown project has sizzled into a cookbook. Markus thinks the appeal of her style is how she connects and relates to people – “I laugh a lot,’’ she says – while her recipes are often simple and straightforward.