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Welcome to Curious Cuisinière!

Curious Cuisiniere Duo

Curious What??

We get that a lot.

Cuisinière (pronounced kwee-ZEEN-yehr) is the French word for a female cook. This site was started when it was just Sarah running the show, but we both believe it’s a lot better now that Tim’s around to balance things out.

Travel the world from your kitchen.

Sarah and Tim Ozimek are the travel-loving masterminds behind Curious Cuisinière. Our goal is to show you that experiencing new flavors and learning about culture doesn’t have to be saved for that once-in-a-lifetime trip. It can happen every day in your own kitchen.

Cultural flavors might seem like they require exotic ingredients or complicated techniques to prepare, but, in reality, the basic elements of cooking remain the same around the globe. By getting a little curious and creative in the kitchen you can discover new dishes and expose your family to cultures far and wide.

Food is a great way to satisfy that wanderlust if you’re a travel lover. It also offers a wonderful connection to your heritage and ancestors. We love connecting with where we came from by cooking up dishes that our grandparents or great-grandparents would have enjoyed. And, it is the perfect teaching tool for raising children with an appreciation for global traditions.

Here at Curious Cuisinière, our goal is not just to connect you with tasty global recipes, but we also want to help you understand the cultural history behind the dishes and to provide you with easy to use resources for understanding the ingredients and flavors.

Questions or comments? Reach out and contact us!

What are you waiting for?

Choose a country. Let us and our cultural expert contributors become your guides.

We all know that the best part of traveling is the food!


Curious Cuisiniere in Poland


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Sunday 16th of February 2014

Hi Sarah,

I was just noticing that your About Me changed to an About Us! I'm not sure how long ago that happened so I apologize if I'm way behind the curve here, but I just wanted to say how wonderful I think is that you and Tim do this together. It makes me happy to think of the two of you in your home cooking and enjoying delicious food together. Please give him a fond 'Hello' from me!

Love to you both, Jessica


Monday 17th of February 2014

Thanks Jessica! We love being able to be in the kitchen together, and this really is a joint effort, from brain-storming to eating :). So good to hear from you!


Saturday 8th of February 2014

Hi Sarah, Great website and Thank you for liking our Facebook page (Copper Kettle Farm) it so great to see young people forging good healthy food.Good luck, we know you will do great, we are fans.

lashonda w.

Monday 20th of January 2014


I'm in your SITS girls tribe. I am just staying by to say "Hello" and I look forward to reading your posts.

What program do you use to get the words on your pictures?


Tuesday 21st of January 2014

I use Gimp, a photo editing software similar to Photoshop.


Thursday 15th of November 2012

I LOVE your new website!! I'm looking forward to trying out recipes you post here. :0)


Thursday 15th of November 2012

Thanks Juliet! I'm really appreciating all the positive support I've been getting. I'm not sure if you had this when you redesigned your site, but I was a bit nervous, wondering what the response would be. I feel like I'm breathing a bit easier now that it's up and rolling.

Erin's DC Kitchen

Tuesday 31st of July 2012

I've nominated you for the Inspiring Blog award, check it out here: :-)

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