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Serving up a Grommet – E Molto Bono!

During her first visit, Teresa Scenna demonstrated how to slice the tenderest tomatoes with the Kyocera Tomato Knife. After numerous requests for her return, we set out to find another Grommet worthy of her culinary talent. When the submission for Bialetti Saute Pan and Espresso Maker came in, we knew these Grommets would be perfect for Teresa to test.  Bialetti, is a company with rich history, conceived by Alfonzo Bialetti along with the Moka Express Coffee Machine, which is revered as a design icon. In fact, the plans for the Moka design now reside in the London Museum of Art. Teresa was very much familiar with Bialetti -- it is the number one company in Italy for both espresso makers and cookware. Not only was she interested in testing these products for us, but she invited me over to her home for dinner! So, I spent a wonderful evening in the home of  Teresa and her husband Ennio, where she so graciously prepared a fabulous meal for us.

Teresa put the Aeternum Ceramic Sauté Pan to the test and cooked up  her husband's, Ennio Scenna, favorite dish.  She made Poached Egg with Tomato and Pepper, which is ideal for Sunday brunch or a casual dinner. We are so pleased that she was willing to share her recipe with the Grommet community.


Teresa Scenna’s Poached Egg with Tomato and Pepper

Servings: 3           Prep time : 10 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes


6 Eggs

1 Red Pepper, sliced

1 Green Pepper, sliced

2 Medium Tomatoes, chopped

2 Cloves of garlic

2 tsp of extra virgin Olive Oil

½ tsp. salt




1. Heat garlic and olive oil in pan until lightly golden.

2. Add Peppers and sauté for 2 minutes.

3. Add tomatoes and salt and sauté until bubbling

4. Turn down the heat and let it cook for 7-8 minutes covered

5. Part pan contents to make a space for each egg

6 .Crack eggs into the spaces and cover to cook eggs to desired degree (4-5 minutes).

7. Garnish with Basil and Parsley. Serve immediately.

Teresa and Ennio Scenna

You can find a few more of Teresa recipes online at  Yankee Magazine. It was a true pleasure to sit at Teresa's table and enjoy her  Italian poached egg recipe  with her and Ennio.  Her family and friends have the good fortune to have congregating at Teresa and Ennio’s table for many years and have enjoyed many wonderful meals together. This November the couple will celebrate their 58th wedding Anniversary. After having had the pleasure of eating not one, but two, of Teresa's meals  here at Daily Grommet -- I have to admit that I am a little envious that Ennio has enjoyed 58 years of Teresa's amazing cooking. So folks, send us more kitchen Grommet ideas so we have more excuses to invite Teresa to come cook for us!

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