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Fresh with Anna Olson

Seasonally Inspired Recipes to Share With Family and Friends

by (author) Anna Olson

Whitecap Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2011
General, Healthy Living, Seasonal
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2011
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For Anna Olson, eating is about community. Her new book brings her fresh philosophy right to your kitchen in the form of more than 100 amazing recipes from her hit Food Network show. Cooking simple and delicious dishes from fresh, seasonal, and locally grown ingredients forms the backbone of Fresh with Anna Olson, the follow-up to the bestselling In the Kitchen with Anna.

Anna's kitchen changes with the seasons.
Cooking with a seasonal approach ensures that ingredients are always at their best and most flavorful. Supporting local producers is also more environmentally friendly.

An excursion to a local cheese maker, peach farm, or pumpkin patch is often all that's needed to inspire a memorable menu; each chapter begins with a description of Anna's own seasonal visits to food producers near her home.

The recipes are delectable, easy to prepare, and peppered with Anna's personal anecdotes. Anna also provides helpful tips and techniques to ensure that your time in the kitchen is not just successful, but fun, too.

Experience the seasons with Anna through recipes like:

  • Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Sweet Pepper Coulis
  • Corn and Shrimp Fritters with Cucumber Remoulade
  • Summer Fruits with Icewine Sabayon
  • Whole Roasted Pork Loin with Pears and Orange
  • Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Pan-Roasted Garlic
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad
  • Pan-Roasted Trout with Leeks and Brown Butter
  • Strawberry Meringue Tarts

About the author

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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