Chef Anita Lo.
Anita Lo serves two of the things people need most: food and stories. Chef and owner of the esteemed Village restaurant Annisa, Lo is also a contributor to Greenwich Village Stories, the anthology of art and prose to be released by GVSHP and Rizzoli later this month.
You can pre-order the book here, or buy it at the Strand and other local bookstores beginning March 25.
Lo is a second-generation Chinese American who grew up in Michigan, studied French cooking formally and other world cuisines informally: her cookbook is called “Cooking Without Borders.” Although a globetrotter, Lo always comes back to Greenwich Village, and her story in the collection is about the colorful history of Annisa’s address, 13 Barrow Street. Let’s just say the previous café owners were as dodgy as Lo is accomplished ( — you’ll have to read the book for details).
Having earned countless accolades, including a Michelin star, and made many television appearances, Lo entertained 10 questions on the occasion of the publication of Greenwich Village Stories.
Now we just need to pick out a hostess gift!
Describe your feeling when you learned Annisa earned three stars from The New York Times last month.
I was elated, relieved and bewildered. We had no idea that Pete Wells had been in the restaurant, so we were certainly nervous. And I had stopped chasing stars years before.
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