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Rachel Spensatelli


Happy New Year, Curious Cooks!

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word cloud for year 20152015 IS HERE and YOU get to DECIDE if this will be the BEST YEAR yet…. Have you made your resolutions??   If you’re anything like us, you’ve vowed to be healthier & happier this year.  While resolutions are fun to make, they can be difficult to maintain. As we all know, when February and March roll around, the promises we made to ourselves seem less and less important.  There’s got to be a trick to sticking to these resolutions!   Here at The Curious Kitchen, we believe we can help.  For those of you who didn’t know, we focus on healthy, local & organic produce, dairy products & meats…always without GMO’s. So, whether you come by our kitchen for a healthy lunch….or sign up for our Beginner’s Course, which will equip you with the knowledge to prepare delicious & healthy dishes in your own home…surrounding yourself with those on the same mission as you, a mission towards a happy & healthier life, will help you to reach your goals. Eat Well ~ Live Happy.

A Christmas Meal…

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For a Holiday that holds high in tradition, why must we ask ourselves every year- what are we eating for Christmas Dinner?  Maybe it’s because we’re burnt out on Thanksgiving must-haves like Turkey & Stuffing which are practically engraved in our dinner table.  Sure, some Christmas chefs dive right back into Turkey, and that’s fine and dandy, but we like to do something a little different.

At our house we cook a traditional Italian meal called The Feast of the 7 Fishes. Originating from Southern Italy, you guessed it, it’s a feast that includes seven different fishes. There are many hypotheses for what the number “7” represents. Seven is the most repeated number in the Bible and appears over 700 times. Other theories state that the number ‘7’ represents the Seven hills of Rome that surround the city.

Whatever the seven fishes stand for, we can all agree, it’s a delicious meal.  This year we prepared Oysters on the Half Shell, Homemade Calamari, Clam & Fish Chowder, Caviar en Croute, Sesame Salmon Filets and Brown Butter Scallops.  Yummy!

What are some of your holiday traditions?