Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women
A stunning cookbook filled with one hundred mouthwatering recipes from around the world. Heirloom Kitchen celebrates the culinary traditions of strong, empowering immigrant women and the remarkable diversity that is American food.
Anna Francese Gass is a young chef, who came from a small town on the Rhode Island shore to big New York City for university and a new life. After a stint in the business world, she noticed that to be truly happy, she needed to spend her time in the kitchen instead of the boring office. She loves cooking with Grandmothers and wishes that loved recipes will keep moving from generation to generation.
In Heirloom Kitchen, Anna brings together the stories and dishes of forty strong, exceptional women, all immigrants to the United States
Organized by region, the 100 tantalizing recipes include:
- Magda’s Pork Adobo from the Phillippines
- Shari’s Fesenjoon, a walnut and pomegranate stew, from Iran
- Tina’s dumplings from Northern China
- Anna’s mother’s meatballs from Southern Italy
In addition to the dishes, these women share their recollections of coming to America—stories of hardship and happiness—that illuminate the power of food, and how cooking became a comfort and a respite in a new land for these women, as well as a tether to their native cultural identities.