At Tupelo Honey Teas, we LOVE to cook with tea. If you think our tea tastes good as a drink, wait until you cook with it! We started small by trying out some cookie recipes and fell in love with the idea of using it in more recipes. This is where our esteemed chef, Joe Bucco stepped in.
We met Joe at the Pittsburgh Public Market by happenstance. He was buying Chamomile to make a Chamomile Creme Brulee. The conversation turned to Joe possibly writing recipes for our blog and he said yes immediately. Ever since he has been cooking up recipes for us.
Our very own Chef Joe!
Joe has been interested in cooking for as long as he can remember. He remembers growing up how good food was always associated with bringing people together and good times. Joe says, “The artistic aspect of taking a few raw building blocks and then using your hands to turn it into something more, a complete dish, and then seeing people enjoy it immensely is a joy I share with all culinarians.”
Joe currently works as the sous chef at Nine on Nine in Pittsburgh. His resume includes Palate Bistro, La Fleur Restaurant in Mayville, New York and the Butler Country Club. Joe attended the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute. He is from Monroeville, Pennsylvania but currently lives in downtown Pittsburgh.