WESTERLY LIBRARY: Anna Francese Gass (Heirloom Kitchen) Cookbook Talk and Book Signing

Savoy Bookshop & Café and the Westerly Library present an author talk and book signing with Anna Francese Gass, the author of the cookbook Heirloom Kitchen. This event is free and open to the public. 

Born in Italy, Anna Francese Gass came to the United States as a young child and grew up eating her mother’s Italian cooking. But when this professional cook realized she did not know how to make her family’s beloved meatballs—a recipe that existed only in her mother’s memory—Anna embarked on a project to record and preserve not only her mother’s recipes, but the recipes of several immigrant women, for generations to come.

Heirloom Kitchen is a gorgeous, full-color illustrated cookbook and personal cultural history, filled with 100 mouthwatering recipes from around the world that celebrates the culinary traditions of strong, empowering immigrant women and the remarkable diversity that is American food.

“Heirloom Kitchen is a stunning book which delves deeply into the rich cooking traditions of immigrant women and the immense legacy they have left on the American palate and food customs.” —Jacques Pépin

About the Author

Anna Francese Gass is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. After a stint in corporate sales, she traded the boardroom for the test kitchen, and has since worked for Whole Foods, Mad Hungry, and Martha Stewart Living Ominmedia. Currently, she is a regular contributing editor at Food52 and contributing writer for msn.com. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Westerly Library
44 Broad St.
Westerly, RI 02891
Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062844224
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Design - April 23rd, 2019

A gorgeous, full-color illustrated cookbook and personal cultural history, filled with 100 mouthwatering recipes from around the world, that celebrates the culinary traditions of strong, empowering immigrant women and the remarkable diversity that is American food.

Born in Italy, Anna Francese Gass came to the United States as a young child and grew up eating her mothe