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Chef Richard Choudy and Chef Katie BarszczFeaturing Chef Richard Chudy and Chef Katie Barszcz of The Skinny Beet.

The Skinny Beet is the collaboration of two chefs who also happen to be a couple. Chudy loosely translates to “Skinny”, and Barszcz translates to “Beet Soup”, hence The Skinny Beet. We live together, we work together and we cook together. We cook for local families, cater weddings and prepare fantastic meals for dinner parties all over town. We firmly believe great food can be made anytime, no matter the size of your kitchen. Sometimes there are too many cooks in the kitchen, but most of the time; two chefs are better than one.

A native Bostonian, Richard Chudy graduated from the Professional Chef’s Program at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in 2007 and started a private chef business. Since then he has cooked for Ashley Judd, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and The Phoenix Club at Harvard. When he’s not busy in the kitchen, he runs Boston Burger Blog, his ongoing quest for the perfect burger in Boston. His work has been featured in the Boston Globe and the Callie Crossley program on NPR radio. He writes weekly burger musings for DigBoston, and is an online contributor for Boston Magazine's Chowder, writing the column, "Man Food."
 

Katie started her blog, The Small Boston Kitchen, in December of 2009 as a way to document her hours spent in the kitchen, as well as her eating adventures throughout the Greater Boston area. In January 2011, Katie quit her corporate job in Human Resources to attend the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, where she received her Culinary Certificate. Katie co-owns a personal chef and catering business, The Skinny Beet, based on the same ideals and foundations that she started with; cooking up delicious, seasonally fresh and creative meals, no matter how small the kitchen is. Her writing and photography has been featured on Boston.com and WBUR Public Radio Kitchen.

Yes Virgina, You Can Eat Kale.

Yes Virgina, You Can Eat Kale.

We've wrapped up January, how are we doing with our resolutions? You remember the time you were supposed to start eating better, adding whole grains, leafy greens and the like to your routine?

 

Food Beet 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

It seems that another holiday season is upon us! Last week we put up our Christmas Tree and this Saturday we’ll be celebrating the first night of Hanukkah by hosting dinner, complete with all of the Jewish classics. In our house, we celebrate both holidays and for that reason, December means a month-long celebration and lots of gift buying for our loved ones. Some people are easy to shop for and others, well, they’re a bit tougher. If you find yourself shopping for someone who loves food and you’re not sure what to get them, here’s some of our suggestions, for all different types of food lovers that may be in your life:

Winter's Warming Soups

It's so easy this time of year to get all caught up in trussing turkeys, making cranberry sauce and perfecting Grandma's stuffing recipe before moving on to other holiday goodies. Chillier temperatures also mean the start of something else: soup season. Of course you can easily enjoy chilled soups in the warmer, summery months or, if you're a die-hard soup fanatic (like ourselves), you can even enjoy those warm soups on warm days. But in my humble, food-lovin' opinion, right around the time the first snowflakes start to fly is the ideal time and there's nothing like cozying up to a steamy bowl of soup on a cold night. To get you started, here's some of our favorite soup recipes that we've been making...

Cool, Grain-Based Summer Salads

We’ve been finding ourselves relying heavily on our grill and when the heat gets too hot, we reach for a chilled grain salad. While you could just sit on the couch with your trusty fan circling its way back and forth while you cool down with popsicle after popsicle, making a quick and easy meal can be achieved with minimal fuss.

Making the Most of Fresh Spring Produce

When it comes to eating seasonally, it can seem a bit challenging for us New Englanders. While it sounds lovely on paper, good luck finding abundant fruit or vegetable options during the winter months. What’s in season in mid-December aside from Salt and Pepper? But that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most out of what’s available.

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