Cindy Anschutz Barbieri, TV personality, lifestyle chef, cookbook author, food blogger and entertaining expert. Cindy shows audiences how to prepare seasonal, authentic yet contemporary, family-style Italian cuisine like no one else. She is 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. Check out her rave reviews on Amazon.com.
Cindy's new book Paleo Italian Cooking was released on October 6, 2015 and in book stores near you! Cindy loves to eat healthy and since learning about the Paleo diet it has been a natural transition. Although you will find pasta on the table with a glass of red wine occasionally but keeping Paleo has been a great lifestyle for Cindy and her husband Glenn. Even their Jack Russell eats all natural healthy foods.
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.
Cindy attended NH College - now Southern New Hampshire University and raised her two children in Manchester, NH as a single mother.
Cindy has been a healthy person here entire life including going to the guy 4-5 days a week - Crossfit for over 5 years and yoga classes as well as long hikes with Jake, waterskiing and other outdoor activities. At 51 years old Cindy stays in shape, eats well and enjoys her grandchildren.
Formerly the owner of a software computer training and executive recruiting company Cindy has transformed her business skills and passion for cooking to create Cindy's Table. Cindy has pursed her life-long passion as a lifestyle chef and corporate team building with cooking. With her background in creating fresh, homemade, family-focused cuisine and home entertaining know-how, Cindy has been asked to appear on numerous local and national television cooking segments and radio shows. Cindy was also on the Foodnetworks, Cutthroat Kitchen, Better Show (Hallmark Channel) and Dr. Oz.
With both of her children grown, this mother and a grandmother spends much of her time in her kitchen whipping up new recipes, often times with a ravenous audience of her husband Glenn and their Jack Russell Terrier, Jake. Cindy recently moved to Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
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!