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Tessa Fisher
Kansas City, MO
Counselor/GF Food Blogger

When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?

I started baking with my grandma when I was pretty young. The first recipe I ever made with her was a big batch of chocolate chip cookies. There was no looking back.

What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?

We are in the midst of remodeling our kitchen, but we have moved to open shelving in the kitchen where I can keep all my jars of different gluten-free flours organized and within reach. This has helped tremendously.

What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?

I think practice is key. As with anything, the more you do something more proficient you become. I feel infinitely more comfortable cooking and baking gluten-free than I used to - I think all those recipe fails have taught valuable lessons. YouTube has also been a fantastic resource for me. Sometimes being able to see a technique or method is such much easier than reading about it.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?

I would invite Itzhak Perlman, the author Susan Cain, and Paul Rudd. I think those three would provide an interesting and hilarious dinner conversation. I would probably do a spread of appetizers and desserts. A finger food dinner party!

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I love practicing my photography skills. I also am a violinist and play with an orchestra here in town.

Which cooking blogs do you love to read?

I always look forward to reading London Bakes and The Bojon Gourmet.

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