MOCATalks with Author Anna Gass – Heirloom Kitchen
Where: Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St.
212-619-4785 Price: $15
Buy tickets/get more info now
See other events in these categories:
Author Anna Francese Gass joins us and shares the stories and recipes of 45 strong, exceptional women who immigrated to the United States, and whose family recipes helped shaped the landscape of American food. Organized by region, readers will enjoy Magda’s meltingly delicious Pork Adobo from the Philippines; soak in the warmth of Shari’s Fesenjoon, an Iranian walnut and pomegranate stew; learn to deftly seal pleat-perfect Northern Chinese dumplings with Tina; and yes, sink their teeth into Anna’s mother’s perfectly seasoned Calabrian Meatballs from Southern Italy.
Born in Italy, Anna Francese Gass came to the United States as a young child and grew up eating her mother’s Italian cooking. But when this professional cook realized she did not know how to make her family’s beloved meatballs—a recipe that existed only in her mother’s memory—Anna embarked on a project to record and preserve not only her mother’s recipes, but the recipes of several immigrant women, for generations to come.
Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women by Anna Francese Gass is a gorgeous, full-color illustrated cookbook and personal cultural history, filled with 100 mouthwatering recipes from around the world that celebrates the culinary traditions of strong, empowering immigrant women and the remarkable diversity that is American food.
Tickets are $15 and include book signing, wine, and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!Buy tickets/get more info now