Tea & Food Historian

Historian, educator, speaker, and restaurant consultant

Tea Programs

From the intricate ceremonies of Japan, to Afternoon Tea of England, Judith has studied local teas and tea culture from around the world. 

Food Programs

The long history of food along the East Coast of America includes modern day shore fare to the rich history of Native Americans. 

Other Programs

Whether it be the foods of presidential families, foods of the Bible, and everything in between, Judith maintains a wealth of food history. 

Judith Krall-Russo has studied the fascinating and rich history behind homegrown foods and exotic teas. She shares her knowledge by telling wonderful stories, laced with humor and surprising detail that make us appreciate and have an even greater taste for our New Jersey cuisine. Whether she is telling us about the Jersey tomato, luscious blueberries or her beloved and delightful teas, Judith entertains and inspires her listeners.

You will want to rediscover an old family cookbook, a unique recipe or find yourself a new teapot so you can brew some loose leaf tea for close friends.

Learn more about Judith’s biography.


Hillsborough Senior's Club counts Judith Krall-Russo as one its favorite lecturers. We especially enjoy her talks on seasonal food. Judith entertains with little known history, custom and tradition that surround our familiar seasons and holidays during the year.

Janice Vahl

Program Co-Chair
Hillsborough New Jersey Senior Citizens Club, Chapter A

Judith Krall Russo has enhanced our calendar at the Barron Arts Center.  She has covered food, tea, history, and developed programs in relation to our various exhibits.  Thus, she has increased our visibility and attendance.  We have been delighted with her creativity as have our patrons.  She never disappoints.

Cynthia Knight

Barron Arts Center
Woodbridge, NJ

As an educator, historian, and tea lover I have enjoyed Judith’s lectures and presentations about food, traditions, tea culture, and other historical facts and events for about 30 years.... Judith is a treasure trove of knowledge.

Cherlyl Nagel-Smiley

Educator and Program Attendee

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Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson