Cindy Anschutz, cookbook author, home chef, food blogger and entertaining expert, shows audiences how to prepare seasonal, authentic yet contemporary, family-style Italian cuisine like no one else. She is the host of the popular half-hour cooking program on NBC Connecticut, “Everyday to Gourmet” and the author of the highly praised cookbook Cindy’s Table: Bring Italy to Your Home, which shows home cooks how to prepare hearty, innovative Italian meals like Potato and Zucchini Pancakes, Eggplant Caponata, Fire-Roasted Baked Ziti, Italian Wedding Soup and many other dishes alongside planning and entertaining tips for the home and kitchen.
Born in Massachusetts, Cindy first developed her love for cooking in her Nana’s kitchen, where they would spend hours preparing meals for their large Italian family. Since that time, she has further honed her cooking expertise by rising to the challenge of the most demanding of audiences – pleasing the palates of her family, including her two kids Nicole and Steven.
Formally the owner of a software computer training company, Cindy made the decision a few years ago to say good-bye to corporate America and work full-time at pursuing her life-long passion to become a home chef and entertaining maven. With her background in creating fresh, homemade, family-focused cuisine and home entertaining know-how, Cindy has been asked to appear on numerous local television and radio show cooking segments and has been in the running for a variety of national cooking competitions.
With both of her children grown, this mother and grandmother of two spends much of her time in her large country kitchen in Marlborough, Connecticut, whipping up new recipes, often times with a ravenous audience of her husband Glenn and their Jack Russell Terrier, Jake.
Cindy loves the role of hostess as she shares her entertaining tips with her followers on social media, her blog and in her monthly newsletter. Whether it’s a holiday, family gathering or dinner party, Cindy has irresistible recipes and must-have ideas that help audiences become better home cooks while creating memories in the kitchen that last a lifetime.
In September of 2012, Cindy (self-published or debuted) her first cookbook, Cindy’s Kitchen which is available and getting rave reviews on Amazon.com.
Cindy loves to entertain and share her entertaining tips with her followers on Facebook, her website and in her monthly newsletter. Whether it’s a holiday, special event or dinner party, Cindy has great recipes and ideas to share with everyone! She believes in taking the stress out of entertaining and creating family memories in the kitchen that will last a lifetime!
Disclaimer: On this website you will find traditional and gluten-free recipes! Great tips, party planning and gracious entertaining!
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