Name: Tressa Eaton
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Current Location: Crown Heights and Soho
Day Job: New York Editor, TastingTable.com
Daily Uniform: Jeans and ankle boots, or heels I can bike in.
In the kitchen, I swear by: Cast iron skillets and coconut oil
I have a few: Mason jars. Actually, more than a few after completing a thesis on canning…
The taste I couldn’t live without: Bitter dark chocolate
The meal I made that I’m most proud of was: A Wesleyan Thanksgiving for 20
For my next birthday, I plan to: Be with the people I love.
Any hidden talents? I’m a damn good ice skater from years of competitive figure skating as a kid, and then playing ice hockey in high school.
Most prized possession: My great-great-grandmother’s gold coin bracelet. She’s my namesake.
I’m dying to go to: Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand
You’re having a dream dinner party – who’s invited? I so rarely
get to cook at home, so for me, any dinner party is a dream. Along
with far-flung friends and family, I’d invite: Eliot Coleman so I
could pick his brain about my new backyard. Mark Twain for his quips.
Meryl Streep for sheer star power. And Will + Kate, because why the
New York’s best-kept hidden secret? Make time for Fish Fridays at Acme Smoked Fish. It’s a once-a-week occasion that this purveyor of some of the best smoked
salmon, sable and whitefish in the city throws opens its doors to the
public–and sells it all at wholesale prices. Get yourself to
Greenpoint, and you’ll be sitting pretty come weekend brunch.
My Top 5 Meals
1. Churros and pudding-like chocolate under snow-heavy orange trees in Granada
2. Breakfast at the top of Machu Picchu
3. A butter-soaked Lobster Roll at Red’s Eats in Wiscasset, Maine
4. Kale Salad, Prawns, Pasta, and deeply thick Panna Cotta with heavy balsamic vinegar at Il Buco’s copper bar with my mom
My motto in life: Everything (and nothing) in moderation.
Photography by: Alex M Smith