Chez Panisse veteran signs on as a guest cooking teacher at Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley

Alan Tangren, who spent his childhood summers on the family farm in Chicago Park, worked at Chez Panisse in Berkeley for 22 years and has contributed to books with the restaurant’s owner Alice Waters, is going to be a guest cooking instructor at Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley.
” I plan on utilizing his vast [...]

Culinary Adventures – take a cooking class

“No one is born a great cook—one learns by doing.”
-Julia Child,My Life in France
In 1948, Julia Child found her true calling. She moved to France, developed a passion for French cooking and authored books that became essential for food lovers.
In 1993, we recall attending the annual Western Cable Show and marveling at a new channel [...]

Latkes for Hanukkah at Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley

Our family enjoys cultural adventures, so we celebrated Hanukkah while cooking and eating Latkes at Tess’ Kitchen Store in downtown Grass Valley.
Saturday was the first night of Hanukkah. Downtown Grass Valley was all aglow, decked out with holiday lights, colorful window displays and the sound of carolers. The town was bustling.
The evening highlight was cooking [...]

Tess’ Kitchen Store: Sampling their new cooking classes

On Wednesday night, we joined about 12 others for a cooking class at Tess’ Kitchen Store in downtown Grass Valley, a fun and educational experience.
Starting next month, Tess’ will offer cooking classes for the first time in a new “restaurant quality” kitchen. They include “Holiday Entertaining,” “Comfort Foods,” a “Valentine’s Couples Dinner,” “Shellfish” and [...]

Tess’ Kitchen Store: Expanding in Grass Valley

NOWHERE IS THE RESURGENCE OF downtown Grass Valley more visible than at Tess’ Kitchen Store, a longtime Mill Street merchant that will become an ultimate cooking store this spring with an innovative expansion.
Tess’ has been in continual operation since 1931, when original owner Tess Hawkins had a gift and card shop. The store has [...]