Anna Olson’s maple barbecue chicken wings
Guests invited to Anna Olson’s house in Welland, Ontario, can always look forward to having more than one dessert. After all, the Canadian celebrity chef, who stars in her own TV cooking shows (“Sugar,” “Kitchen Equipped,” “Bake with Anna Olson,” and “Fresh with Anna Olson”) started her career as a pastry chef.
At home, “dessert is never an afterthought,” she told dinner guests gathered recently at Makati Shangri-La’s Sage restaurant.
And what fabulous desserts she can whip up: lattice-topped blueberry pie, apple fritters, candied orange cassata, raspberry filled doughnuts, and an elegant Boston cream pie with vanilla custard filling and chocolate glaze, to name a few.
Moreover, during her shows she makes it all seem so easy. Maybe it’s because her instructions are always clear, her kitchen well-organized, and the pacing of each segment is just right. It’s enough to inspire novice cooks and bakers to try to replicate those mouthwatering pastries in their own kitchens.
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