Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers, Cat Cora and Game Changer # 48

We are now at # 48 in our Gourmet 50 Women Game Changers .
Mary from One Perfect Bite leads us through all 50 women game changers.
Today we are featuring Cat Cora.
Cat Cora is a Greek American Chef. She is most notably known as her role as a Iron Chef on Food Network.
She was born in Jackson Mississippi and raised by Greek parents.
After high school, she attended the University of Southern Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology and Biology. She then enrolled at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York.
Cora’s cooking style is influenced by many chefs none more than her grandmother Alma.
She owns two restaurants, Cat Cora located at Terminal Two in the San Francisco Airport. Her other restaurant is Cat Cora’s Kitchen located in Terminal E of the Bush International Airport.
She is currently developing The Cat Cora Show, a talk show all about food and wine.
Cora, a lesbian lives in Santa Monica California with her partner Jennifer. She has four sons, Zoran, Caje, Thatcher and Nash.
Today I decided to make her Tomato and Mozzarella skewers.

Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 celery hearts ( 3 tablespoons finely diced)
32 Fresh Mozzarella Bocconcini
32 Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 cup Bloody Mary Mix
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
32 Large basil leaves
wooden toothpicks
In a medium bowl whisk together all the ingredients. Refrigerate until you serve.
When ready to serve, thread the mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves on wooden skewers. Serve cold or at room temperature.
The following bloggers are also featuring the recipes of Cat Cora today. I hope you’ll pay them all a visit. It is wonderful to see what they all have to bring to the table.

Heather – girlichef, Miranda – Mangoes and Chutney, Amrita – Beetles Kitchen Escapades
 Annie – Most Lovely Things, Jeanette – Healthy Living Claudia – Journey of an Italian Cook,
Please join us  week when we will highlight the career and recipes of Soraya Darbi and Alexa Andrzejewski
Peace be with you,