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Curtis is always interested in receiving fan and student questions related to either food, cooking or literacy. Please submit your questions here and look for a reply directly from Chef Aikens!  Check out the links below to read some previously answered questions.

Chef Curtis Aikens answers your questions:

  • Vegetarian Meal for Everyone I’m preparing a family meal and my brother is a vegetarian, is there a  main dish can I prepare that the whole family will enjoy? For a great dish that your whole family will enjoy try “Potatoes Like Lasagna.”  A warm hearty full flavored dish that both vegetarians and non-vegetarians can love! Enjoy! And Tell me ...
  • What does Okra taste like? I watched your show today and you were cooking okra.  I have never tasted it and was wondering what it tastes like. Is it sweet like a fruit or more like  a vegetable or is it spicy like a pepper?   Thanks for watching! Okra is ...
  • How become a vegetarian I watch your show a lot and I love it.  I am 18 years old and want to become a vegetarian, but I don’t know what is involved with becoming one (staying healthy, eating right, etc). If you could tell me some of the things you did or some things you know of I would ...
  • Interested in becoming a chef Hi Curtis, I Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how much I have enjoyed you show and recipes! I am 16 and live in Otis, Maine.(a.k.a. No wheres Ville) I have been interested in becoming a chef myself since I was 5 or 6 years old. And I try my hardest to ...