about anna

Celebrity chef Anna Olson is host of Food Network Canada’s Bake with Anna Olson, following on the heels of the successful series, Sugar and Fresh with Anna Olson all of which have aired in 40 countries worldwide. She has authored seven bestselling cookbooks including her most recent, Back to Baking. Two of these books were written with her husband Michael, a well-noted chef and culinary instructor and together they have recently launched the Olson Recipe Generator App for iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry with critical acclaim.

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While originally born in Atlanta, Georgia, Anna grew up in Toronto, but found her way back to the U.S. to study culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University and work in Colorado and New Orleans. Originally trained in the world of savory cooking, Anna is equally recognized for her abilities in the pastry kitchen, and values cooking with locally-sourced ingredients. She is proud to call Niagara home and has lived and cooked here for 15 years.

Anna’s culinary philosophy is based on a common-sense approach of cooking and baking with the seasons as well as respecting the ingredients, the technique and the process of sharing with others through food. Most of all, cooking and baking should be fun!