A fresh approach to favorite classic dishes from an accomplished TV chef. For Anna Olson, the kitchen is where her culinary training and extraordinary talents merge. Anna's deliciously fresh new takes on classic dishes and favorite recipes are recorded here for the first time. In the Kitchen with Anna reveals the many tricks of the trade that this popular chef has gathered over her long career in cooking. She enhances the recipes with background information, chats about new flavor combinations, introduces special techniques, and shares her personal kitchen experiences. Some of the 125 delectable dishes are: Contemporary cobb salad Vietnamese shrimp salad rolls with cashew dipping sauce Spiced lamb and pepper calzone Chicken cordon bleu panini Halibut in parchment with white balsamic and shiitakes Garlic-roasted turkey crown with chardonnay pan sauce Pappardelle with squash, ricotta and sage Buttermilk blueberry pancakes Chocolate almond toffee bars Pear chutney. Anna's new cookbook, like her kitchen, offers up a wealth of delightful recipes and entertaining stories.
Anna Olson is the host of Sugar on Food Network Canada. She is the owner of Olson Foods and Bakery and the author of Sugar and Another Cup of Sugar. Prior to joining Food Network Canada, she was a pastry chef at Inn on the Twenty in the Niagara Region, a Distinguished Restaurants of North America award recipient and a Zagat Guide Top Ten in the Toronto area selection.