Arts & Life


Tue December 13, 2011
Chompsgiving To Chew Year's: Holiday Dishes

Christmas Eve, A Feast, Fry Pans And Seven Fishes

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There is no set menu for the southern Italian Christmas Eve tradition called the Feast of the Seven Fishes — and no one seems to know why there are seven. Stumped about what to make for your own feast? Here, a dish for stuffed squid submitted as part of this series on holiday food traditions.

The southern Italian Christmas Eve tradition known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes has become a tradition for Italian-American families as well.

Cindy Coddington, who grew up with the traditional meal in her family, remembers the day as a whirlwind of family and fry pans.

"Ours was fried shrimp, fried scallops, pan-fried smelts, calamari cut up in rings and fried. And I'll tell you after the holidays, you really couldn't stand the sight of any more fried food...for a while," Coddington says.

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Fri December 9, 2011
Garden Report

Time to Protect Roses for the Winter

Roberto Verzo Creative Commons

There is snow on the ground.  The temperatures the past week have been cold.  The soil along the Front Range is frozen.  It’s time to protect roses for the winter.

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Fri December 9, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Great music, theatre, and so many holiday celebrations all along Colorado's Front Range

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Thu December 8, 2011

A Livin' Thing: After Decades, A Couple Reconnects

MaryAnn and Jim Fletcher pose for a photo on the night of their junior prom dance, in the Half Hollow Hills School District of New York's Long Island.
Jim Fletcher

Jim and MaryAnn Fletcher met when they were just children, in the first grade. Later, they became high school sweethearts. But then they split up — until they found each other again, more than 20 years later.

Both Jim and MaryAnn are now 50 years old. And they spoke recently about how they met, and the twists and turns their lives have taken since that day. Jim started by recalling the first time he laid eyes on MaryAnn.

"It was the first day of first grade. And there was this kid who said to me, 'That's MaryAnn Lando. She can read.'"

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Fri December 2, 2011
Garden Report

Mexico Native is Most Popular Holiday Plant

It’s sometimes called “Lobster Flower” or “Flame Leaf Flower” – but is perhaps best known as the Poinsettia. And it’s a very popular plant during the holiday season. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton has more…

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