test kitchen

  • Wed
    Apr 27
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Apr 29
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Authors Amanda Haas and Anna Thomas on GREAT TASTE this Week!

Don't miss two of my favorite cooks this week on Great Taste: Amanda Hass and Anna Thomas.

Amanda Haas

Amanda Hass is the Culinary Director at Williams Sonoma, and she filled me in on what it's like working in the test kitchen.  She is also the author of the recently published book, The Anti-Inflamation Cookbook, co-authored with Dr. Bradley Jacobs.  Amanda, who has suffered from serious intestinal irritation issues, used her own wellness journey as a basis for developing the recipes in this book, which is filled with helpful tips designed to make eating a joyful and healthy experience again.

Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore

Anna Thomas started a cookbook revolution in 1973 when her now classic, The Vegetarian Epicure, was published.  Her newest book, Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore:  Dinner for Everyone at the Table, is a paradigm-shifting volume filled with over 200 recipes.  The book is about hospitality. "Start with the foods that everyone eats," she writes, "design a meal that works, then expand it, make it flexible..."  Personally, I think she may have hit on a real solution for world peace.

Don't forget GREAT TASTE is LIVE at Green Building Supply next week, Tuesday, May 3 with asparagus whisperer, Michael Havelka.  See you there at 7:00 pm for the show and free tasting of my favorite spring vegetable.