Judith Krall-Russo
Judith Krall–Russo has enjoyed a lifelong love of foods, especially embracing the rich agriculture of her home state – New Jersey. Also a tea expert and historian, she began studying the customs and traditions of this universal beverage 30 years ago and has earned certifications as a Tea Specialist by The Tea School in Pomfret, Connecticut and The Specialty Tea Institute of New York. Krall-Russo is currently studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Uresenke Chanoyo Center and gong fu Chinese tea ceremony at The Tea Gallery, both in New York City .

As a result of her independent studies and knowledge of the history and trends surrounding many popular New Jersey foods and beverages, Ms. Krall-Russo is a regular lecturer and seminar organizer across the state., Her most popular New Jersey programs are: The Jersey Tomato, Blueberries – New Jersey’s Wonder Fruit, and The New Jersey Cranberry.

She is a self-taught cook, supplementing her passion with classes in nutrition, ethnic and Early American cooking. She has planned menus and tea parties for various private parties and art receptions.

Ms. Krall Russo is an avid collector of tea accoutrements. Her collection includes a diverse array of English and Turkish teapots, Russian samovars and Japanese chawans.


Education
MBA, Pace University, New York, New York
BA, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Certification
Certified Tea Specialist - The Tea School, Pomfret, CT
Tea Certification: Specialty Tea Institute, New York, NY
             Professional Certified Tea Specialist –Level Three
            Foundations of Tea: Level One and Level Two
Completed Level III – Professional Cupping & Sensory Evaluation; Green Tea: White Tea:  Oolong Tea; Pu’erh Tea; Black Tea
Level 4 – Completed
Technology of Tea
Cupping for Defective Teas 


Continuing Education
Taiwan Oolong Tea Study Tour; Japan Tea Study Tour – Taiwan and Japan , October 2010
Urasenke Chanoyu Center, New York, New York:  Japanese Tea Ceremony  - 2003 to Present
The Tea Gallery, New York, New York:  Gong Fu Tea Ceremony

Affiliations
IACP-International Association of Culinary Professionals, New York, New York
New Jersey Council for the Humanities – Speakers Bureau
Specialty Tea Institute, Tea Association of USA, New York, NY
Culinary Historians of New York, New York, NY
Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley, Morrisville, PA
Slow Foods USA, New York, NY
Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association, New Jersey

Conferences and Symposiums Attended
2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals - Annual  Conference, NY, NY
2012 Pinelands Short Course BCC Pemberton Campus, Pemberton, New Jersey
2011 “…Drink Friendly to Nature, and Accommodated to General Use” – An Historic Foodways  Symposium,      Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville, PA
2011 Ladies & Gentlemen of the 1860’s Conference, Harrisburg, PA,
2011 Tea Expo East, Philadelphia, PA
2010 “Meats…for the use of the Table,” An Historic Foodways Symposium, Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville, PA
2010 Ladies & Gentlemen of the 1860’s Conference, Harrisburg, PA
2010 Tea Expo, Charleston, South Carolina
2009 Tea Expo, Las Vegas Nevada 
2009 Pinelands Short Course, BCC Pemberton Campus, Pemberton, New Jersey
2008 Pinelands Short Course, BCC Pemberton Campus, Pemberton, New Jersey
2008 Tea Expo, Las Vegas Nevada
2007 The Fourth  International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health, Washington DC
2007 Pinelands Short Course, BCC Pemberton Campus, Pemberton, New Jersey
2006 Tea Expo, Atlanta, Georgia
2005 Pinelands Short Course, BCC Pemberton Campus, Pemberton, New Jersey
2004 Take Me 2 Tea, Las Vegas, Nevada- 2004
2003 Re-connecting Our Lives to the Land: A Mid-Winter Community Forum
         BCC Pemberton Campus, Pemberton, New Jersey- 2003
2003 Liquid Culture: Coffee, Chocolate and Tea in Early Modern Europe
         Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York -2003
2003 The World Tea Forum, New York, NY- 2003
2002 The Third International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Health, Washington DC- 2002

Contributions
Tea, A Magazine
Gastronomica
Country Women

Featured In
Tea, A Magazine
New Jersey Countryside
The Star Ledger
Wall Street Journal - On-Line
The Courier News
The Princeton Packet
The Bergen Record
Garden Plate
Home News Tribune
The Sentinel
Courier News
Courier Post
The Times
Trentonian
The Patch

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Martha Steward Sirius Radio

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