About Me


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Hi, Hello, and How the heck are ya?

Hungry, I hope…

I’m Tess, and this is where all my crazy cool kitchen creations come true. (Can you tell I love alliteration?)

Bold Bites explores the fabulous new culinary ingredients available in the US. It challenges and rewards those who seek more than plain ol’ cookies & cream. Simple recipes featuring unique ingredients is the key to keeping things fun and exciting in my kitchen…and I hope yours too!

My inspirations vary from The Barefoot Contessa to F*ck That’s Delicious, but it’s my mom, dad, sister, mentor, and friends who truly stimulate my creativity truth. These other food superstars deserve some praise and appreciation too: Binging with Babish, Frankie Cooks, Cooking with DogFrench Guy Cooking, and Emmymade In Japan.

Ingredients reveal themselves to me in different ways. Sometimes they’re mentioned on a tv show, or served at a restaurant, but more often I find them walking down the aisles of Wegman’s or GreenStar.

My favorite meal of the day? Breakfast! Eggs, bacon, and toast are my go-to, but once in a while I like to spice things up by using papaya hot sauce, truffle salt, or even bone marrow butter.

My mission is to discover new ingredients and create recipes with twists accessible to all! Get ready for some seriously excellent, exceptionally easy ways to serve excitement on your plate. (You haven’t truly lived until you’ve tried bacon jam!)


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DISCLAIMER: This blog isn’t for the faint of heart, or should I say faint of palate (sorry, picky eaters).




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