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Anna and Michael Olson Cook at Home

Recipes for Everyday and Every Occasion

by (photographer) Anna Olson & Michael Mahovlich

by (author) Michael Olson

Whitecap Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2011
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2011
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Anna and Michael Olson Cook at Home invites readers into the home kitchen of Ontario's premier chefs Anna and Michael Olson and reveals that chefs are people too! The Olsons offer practical and often humorous advice on cooking and entertaining, and share their culinary inspirations and handy techniques. More than a simple collection of recipes, this book is a useful, down-to-earth guide that relates food to the everyday details of life. With over 200 recipes divided into sections such as people, necessity, adventures, and occasions, this book examines food for all of life's special and routine events, from an intimate dinner for four to a party of 60; and from a child's birthday party to dinner with the boss. Accompanied by playful and insightful comments from both Anna and Michael, the recipes are as delightful to read as they are to make.

About the authors

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Anna Olson moved to Ontario as a child and grew up in Toronto. She studied politics and sociology at Queen's University in Kingston and pursued a brief career in banking before realizing that cooking was her true passion. Anna followed her dream of becoming a chef by enrolling in the renowned culinary program at Johnson & Wales University in Vail, Colorado. She has never looked back. After finishing her studies in 1995, Anna found her way to Niagara. She started working as a line cook at distinguished restaurant Inn on the Twenty, where she was soon promoted to pastry chef. It was here that she met her husband and business partner, head chef Michael Olson. Anna joined the Food Network in 2002 as the host of Sugar. The show's success prompted two companion cookbooks, Sugar and Another Cup Of Sugar. In 2008, Anna’s second series premiered, Fresh with Anna Olson, which was filmed in her own kitchen. The show currently airs daily on Food Network Canada. In 2011, Anna published her seventh cookbook, Back to Baking.

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