Looking for a memorable gift? We've got you covered with the Heirloom Kitchen Cookbook + Spice Set!
In this signed cookbook, author and chef Anna Gass brings together the 100 recipes from 40 strong, exceptional women, all immigrants to the United States, whose heirloom recipes have helped shape the landscape of American food.
Anna personally signed each book, and we've paired it with a set of 3 or 6 spices featured prominently through the cookbook.
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.
Each kit will include:
- A copy of Heirloom Kitchen, signed by Anna
- A set of 3 or 6 of our single origin spices featured throughout the book
- A set of Burlap & Barrel Kitchen Towels
FROM THE AUTHOR:
I truly believe recipes and flavors have the ability to transport us to different places and times. When I became a chef, I grew even more fascinated by the ways in which people from all over the world express themselves through their cooking. Spices are the building blocks of regional cuisines and cultures.
Typically, the prevalence of a specific spice or herb in a certain cuisine is directly linked to its availability in that region, and therefore we can learn a lot about global cultures by exploring the ingredients that are most widely used in their cooking.
While writing my book, Heirloom Kitchen, I had the privilege of learning first-hand how to cook heritage recipes from incredible immigrant women, and through that experience, I got to dive deeper into the origins of different spices and how they came to be defining culinary features.
We don't have to limit the spices we use based on where we are in the world, and now more than ever, it is important to continue exploring the world through the foods we prepare and enjoy around our tables.