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Soup...so simple, comforting, and evocative of the things we all love about food. No other food form so easily and completely encompasses the most rewarding emotions of "the meal". It can nourish, energize, warm or cool you. It can serve as a lead-in to bigger things, or take the main stage itself. Most importantly, it can be reminiscent of home - instantly making you feel that all is well and safe and strong.

Chaia Cucina Newsletter 2014-03 Mar

I was mining my last two March newsletters a couple of days ago for ideas. Part of the reason that this month’s newsletter is coming later than it normally would is that I have quite simply had a bit of writer’s block. It’s not that I don’t want to shout out and say hello; I just haven’t felt like I had much that was particularly interesting to say, let alone hear. So there I was looking at these old newsletters and realizing as I was doing so that in each of the last two years, I seem to have entered the very same literary funk at the very same time. As a result, both of those two newsletters were also sent/delivered late, along with a relatively goofy apology for being tardy. I won’t make any excuses here other than to say I’ve sort of resolved to being literarily-vacant every year in March.
Maybe it’s that I’m hyper-focused on squeezing in the last few ski turns of the season (despite the meager snow year we’ve had….). Maybe it’s that I’ve got “Spring Fever” and am so scattered that I can’t adequately gather my thoughts (to say nothing of other “things”). Maybe it’s that the hockey playoffs are oh-so-close, or that March Madness has overtaken my mind. Whatever the case, I’m babbling. So at the risk of alienating all of you by continuing to drone on about basically nothing, I’m just going to say this….I hope you are all well. I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather and clean air that we’ve been experiencing, and I hope to see you all very soon. Finally, I know that we are not quite there yet, but as Passover is on the way, I will be offering up my traditional double-bill for April……….which is to say, a regualr soup offering plus the matzoh ball soup bonus. Please recognize that we are on a tight time window here for the next soup pickup so it will be extra-important for you all to place any orders right away. Thanks much…..this month’s joy:
Lightly Spiced Roasted Cauliflower and Anjou Pear Bisque
Matzoh Ball Soup with Rich Poultry Broth
Soup Pickup Date: Saturday, April 5th
Soup Order Deadline: Midnight on Tuesday, April 1st
Pickup Location and Time: Tony Caputo’s Market and Deli, 314 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Pickup Note: Please either make alternate-pickup arrangements with me before the scheduled pickup day (or simply pay to have home delivery) if you feel scheduling will be an issue. Thanks much for your understanding and enjoy your soup!
P.S. Continuing thanks to everyone who has introduced a new friend to the cult of S.L.U.R.P. The ranks of people who are drinking the SLURP Koolaid (nay, soup) continue to grow. I promise we won’t take any trips to Jonestown though….
Go to the website and order soup here! =>> www.chaiacucina.com
Summer Is Filling Up Fast
Don’t wait until the last minute to book your summer parties, wedding celebrations, and friendly gatherings. With three weddings already on my books and numerous other gatherings, now is the time to schedule your shindig. If you want to get something going, give me a call and let’s plan out your event.
Remember as well that I now have the capacity not only to do cooking classes in your home (which I’ve been doing for quite some time…), but in my commercial kitchen as well. If you are interested in putting together a cooking class for you and some friends, or organizing one as a team-building activity for your office/workplace, get in touch and we’ll create something unique and fun. 801-598-3986 on my direct line, 385-21-CHAIA on Google Voice, or deepurp@gmail.com by email. I’ll look forward to your call!

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