Anna Francese Gass

Anna Francese Gass

Chef, recipe tester and author

https://www.annasheirloomkitchen.com
Anna Francese Gass grew up in a small town on the Rhode Island shore, before moving to New York City to study at New York University. After a stint in the corporate world, she decided she was much happier in the kitchen, not an office cubicle. She quit her fast paced sales job and enrolled in Culinary Arts at the French Culinary Institute (now ICC) to follow her dream to cook professionally. Soon thereafter, she found her niche in the test kitchens of Martha Stewart Living, Whole Foods and Mad Hungry. Currently, she is a regular contributing editor and recipe tester for Food52 and contributing writer for MSN.com. She is currently celebrating the release of her first cookbook, out this April, Heirloom Kitchen - Heritage Recipes and Family Stories From The Tables of Immigrant Women. She has created a successful blog, www.annasheirloomkitchen.com and Instagram @annafgass.

Books by Anna Francese Gass

Anna's favorite cookbooks

More Fast Food My Way

More Fast Food My Way

By Jacques Pépin

I love all his books but his Fillet of Sole with Mushroom Sauce reminds me of my training (He is a Dean at International Culinary Center) where I attended. He is a master and a gentleman.

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The Silver Spoon

The Silver Spoon

By Phaidon

As an Italian, this book speaks to me. I love so many of the recipes and if you want to cook Italian, this book will make you a star. Italian home cooking bible!

The Food Lab

The Food Lab

By J. Kenji López-Alt

I love Kenji’s scientific approach to food. As a recipe tester, I love the nitty gritty of what makes a recipe work and why it tastes good. The stove top mac and cheese is a family favorite!

Dorie's Cookies

Dorie's Cookies

By Dorie Greenspan

This book is a must have for my holiday cooking baking. I can eat her Gingersnappers by the dozens. Doris is a true cookie expert. The World Peace Cookies could truly solve the world’s problems!

Mad Hungry Cravings

Mad Hungry Cravings

This book is filled with all the dishes you wake up in the middle of the night wanting to eat. I cannot live without her Blueberry pancakes!

The Vintage Baker

The Vintage Baker

I want to curl up by a fire with this book. Jessie shares her love for ephemera and old baking pamphlets that inspired this unique beautiful book. I could eat her Vanilla Yogurt Coffee Cake in one sitting!

Art of the Pie

Art of the Pie

By Kate McDermott

Her traditional, all butter dough is perfection. And, the photography by Andrew Scrivani is simply stunning. I want pie!