December summons the family to the hearth with the tantalizing smells of holiday feasts, from grandma’s brisket to fresh cranberry sauce, but on the ordinary days in between, pleas for help in the kitchen may be more often met with crickets. Korin Aceto would argue it’s these everyday meals that foster essential face-time around the table. “The vision for A Taste of Time started with the intent of helping busy families get a healthy meal on the table in minimal time,” shares Aceto of her Narragansett-based meal prep and catering company. “Research shows that sitting down together as a family to eat dinner has many benefits, including healthier eating habits and helping prevent mental illness.”
Aceto’s own love of cooking blossomed when preparing meals for her grandmother. “It became one of the only things I found peace and happiness doing,” she says. “The fact that I was actually good at it was an added bonus!” Seeking a way to pursue it full-time – while navigating physical disabilities that made it difficult to work in a fast-paced restaurant setting – she built a following posting pictures of meals she prepared for people on social media, and rented a commercial kitchen in 2020 to open A Taste of Time.
Aceto hopes to one day create a handicap-accessible commissary kitchen, explaining, “I think there must be more people in my position who could benefit from a little extra help to achieve their dreams of working in a commercial kitchen.” But for now, busy households can relish in the hearty and healthy comfort dishes on the menu this winter, including stuffed acorn squash, soups, stews, strombolis, and more – all perfect for savoring the everyday.
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