Cooking Lessons with Tess

Cooking with Tess: Italian Egg Drop Soup

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Cooking Lessons with Tess, Soups | 0 comments

Cooking with Tess: Italian Egg Drop Soup

Our last e-newsletter talked about the bi-coastal cooking lessons I would be giving my friend and goddaughter Tess, who lives in Oakland, California. Tess had her first lesson recently and here’s what we covered: Knife skills Sweating Vegetables Let’s Talk about Oil and Vinegar Recipes: Italian Egg Drop Soup ¬†Straciatella Salad with vinaigrette As the pictures indicate, Tess learned her lessons well. But I will let her tell you how things went as she created Italian Egg Drop Soup for her husband and neighbors. Italian Egg Drop Soup It turned out to be another packed weekend, and I wasn’t sure there would be time to cook. Sunday, however, turned out to...

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I’m teaching my friend Tess how to cook. Care to join us?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Cooking Lessons with Tess | 0 comments

I’m teaching my friend Tess how to cook. Care to join us?

Tess is my goddaughter and one of my dearest friends and favorite people in the whole world. I’ve known her literally since the moment she was born. Tess just got married last September (I’m proud to say her wedding day was on my birthday!) and she is very busy with her new job as an education and employment manager in a social work agency. She’s been so focused on college and graduate school and work and her new marriage that she hasn’t had time to really learn to cook. So she’s turned to me for help. I guess she figures I know a thing or two having studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and been a professional chef for...

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