Anna Forst

Who is Anna?

Anna Forst was born in 1977, is married and has two wonderful children.

After graduating in law, she started working in a prestigious firm of associate lawyers. After numerous job, professional and family satisfactions, Anna discovers that she is not living the life she desires to the full. She does not feel fulfilled and happy enough. She cannot spend enough time with her children and feels she is slowly losing the most beautiful moments of their lives.

One lucky day, after collecting all her thoughts, Anna decides to take an important turn in her life: to make her great passion her main activity.

Since childhood, Anna has had a great passion for cooking and experimenting with new recipes. From the time she helped her mother prepare Sunday lunch, through her travels’ insights, Anna has accumulated knowledge, skills and just the right amount of courage always to create fabulous new recipes.

Now also, thanks to the stability provided by her former job as a lawyer, Anna is a successful cookbook author.

Her motto is: “I cook for …”

“From the first ingredient you put on the workbench, cooking must always start with the assumption that someone will have to eat the thing you are preparing. Cooking is always for someone, and that must be your starting point. Even if I prepare similar recipes, there is a big difference between cooking for myself, my children, my family, a stranger or 20 people. The dishes may be the same, but the cooking will be different. That’s the whole idea”.

Often the recipe books out there treat the dishes as bricks all the same. Stacked on top of each other, they form the book. But with the same bricks, you can build a church or a strip club, which are not quite the same.

The kitchen must be designed from the start for the person who will consume it. How hungry is he? Is he a child or an adult? How much time does he have? What foods is he likely to already know? What foods is he likely not to consume? Is it possible that he follows religious prescriptions about food?

“There is nothing more rewarding than cooking for a purpose; for a person to whom you have decided to dedicate your time and a little effort and give them a gift, even to yourself.”

This is the true philosophy of Anna’s cooking: “I cook for …” means “I give my passion to …”

Anna Forst was born in 1977, is married and has two wonderful children.

After graduating in law, she started working in a prestigious firm of associate lawyers. After numerous job, professional and family satisfactions, Anna discovers that she is not living the life she desires to the full. She does not feel fulfilled and happy enough. She cannot spend enough time with her children and feels she is slowly losing the most beautiful moments of their lives.

One lucky day, after collecting all her thoughts, Anna decides to take an important turn in her life: to make her great passion her main activity.

Since childhood, Anna has had a great passion for cooking and experimenting with new recipes. From the time she helped her mother prepare Sunday lunch, through her travels’ insights, Anna has accumulated knowledge, skills and just the right amount of courage always to create fabulous new recipes.

Now also, thanks to the stability provided by her former job as a lawyer, Anna is a successful cookbook author.

Her motto is: “I cook for …”

“From the first ingredient you put on the workbench, cooking must always start with the assumption that someone will have to eat the thing you are preparing. Cooking is always for someone, and that must be your starting point. Even if I prepare similar recipes, there is a big difference between cooking for myself, my children, my family, a stranger or 20 people. The dishes may be the same, but the cooking will be different. That’s the whole idea”.

Often the recipe books out there treat the dishes as bricks all the same. Stacked on top of each other, they form the book. But with the same bricks, you can build a church or a strip club, which are not quite the same.

The kitchen must be designed from the start for the person who will consume it. How hungry is he? Is he a child or an adult? How much time does he have? What foods is he likely to already know? What foods is he likely not to consume? Is it possible that he follows religious prescriptions about food?

“There is nothing more rewarding than cooking for a purpose; for a person to whom you have decided to dedicate your time and a little effort and give them a gift, even to yourself.”

This is the true philosophy of Anna’s cooking: “I cook for …” means “I give my passion to …”

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CHRISTMAS HAS NEVER BEEN SO MAGICAL! Set your table with love and joy by cooking lots of dishes for Santa together with your children! Is this the most wonderful time of the year for you too? For your children, Christmas is just that endless magic period where their smiles fill your home with joy and happiness! Let them put all this joy into the kitchen and see how much fun they will have in becoming little chefs by cooking simple yet delicious recipes full of creativity.

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