“Passing the apron” at Tess’ Kitchen Store

Tess’ Kitchen Store store in historic downtown Grass Valley has been in continuous operations since 1931, when original owner Tess Hawkins had a gift and card shop. Since then, the store has relocated on Mill Street, each time to a bigger location. In 2010, Steve Rosenthal and his wife, Rachel, purchased what had become Tess’ […]

Tess’ Culinary Adventures: Have wok will travel

IN HIS BEST-SELLING MEMOIR A YEAR IN PROVENCE, author Peter Mayle “transports us into all the earthly pleasures of Provençal life,” and the main character is the region’s cuisine. “The year began with lunch,” the book begins, detailing a menu that included foie gras, beef en croûte, salads dressed in virgin oil, hand-picked cheeses, and […]

Fine wine: A new offering at Tess’ Kitchen Store

TESS’ KITCHEN STORE IN HISTORIC Grass Valley has launched a wine program that includes retail sales, classes and two wine clubs. In April, Tess’ also expects to begin selling bottles of craft beer. It is a milestone for Tess’ and represents a growing trend, the morphing of food, wine, and kitchenware into one shopping experience. […]

Tess’ Kitchen Store: Expanding in Grass Valley

NOWHERE IS THE RESURGENCE OF downtown Grass Valley more visible than at Tess’ Kitchen Store, a longtime Mill Street merchant that will become an ultimate cooking store this spring with an innovative expansion. Tess’ has been in continual operation since 1931, when original owner Tess Hawkins had a gift and card shop. The store has […]