S.L.U.R.P. Distilled

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 2014-01 Jan

I would like to begin today’s food-sloshed rant by wishing you all a very happy New Year and welcoming you to January. I hope that everyone was able to have a beautiful holiday season and a lovely December. And I also sincerely hope that you were able to create brilliant food experiences for you, your […]

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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 […]

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Chaia Cucina Newsletter 2014-02 Feb

Plan Now, Feast Later Yes, here I go again. Hopping up onto my foodie pulpit to nag, nag, nag. In my defense, I come by it honestly. If you are raised Jewish, and more specifically Jewish in the Northeast, the capacity (ne, responsibility) to nag is not simply an understanding or a product of nurture. […]

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