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.


"Your program was a delightful feast for the mind and senses."

April Cormaci

President, Edison Public Library
Edison, NJ

"Ms. Krall-Russo immediately connects with her audience via her enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, the subject she is presenting."

Hara Durkin

Associate Director
Metlar-Bodine House Museum
Piscataway, NJ

"Ms. Krall-Russo provides unique, imaginative programs that are truly enjoyed by her audience.""

Wendi Smolowitz

Librarian, Old Bridge Public Library
Old Bridge, NJ

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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