Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore welcome Barbara Costello and Anna Gass to Darien Library.
Discover the internet sensation that is "Babs"! Barbara Costello, known online as "Babs," will be in conversation with chef and cookbook author, Anna Gass, to talk holiday traditions and her debut cookbook, Celebrate with Babs.
As TikTok and Instagram's adopted grandmother, Babs knows that food traditions are at the heart of every season, and in Celebrate with Babs, she invites readers into her own family’s favorites. In her debut cookbook you’ll find a smorgasbord of tattered, torn, and well-loved recipes, passed down from family and friends, and specially curated from her personal wooden recipe box to make and share with your family and friends. Babs’ family stories will tug at your heartstrings, the recipes will delight your taste buds, and the cookbook will inspire connections with loved ones for generations. Celebrate with Babs has menus for festive moments throughout the year, and she also shares the holiday traditions her family has grown to love. Why not elevate all of life’s gatherings into memorable occasions the "Babs" way?
About the Authors:
Barbara Costello is a home cook, mother of four, grandmother of eight, and the adopted grandmother to 2 million viewers. She shares time-tested and delicious party favorites on TikTok, Instagram, and broadcast TV. She has appeared multiple times on The Drew Barrymore Show and been featured in The Washington Post, Today.com, Women’s Wear Daily, and more. Her debut cookbook, Celebrate with Babs, was published in 2022.
Anna Francese Gass is a cookbook author, recipe developer and culinary influencer. Known for her ingenious takes on traditional Italian dishes, Anna’s Reels have been viewed by millions around the world. Her widely acclaimed first book, Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories From The Tables of Immigrant Women was published in 2021 and was featured on the Rachael Ray Show and Today. Anna appears regularly on Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, The Today Show, and The Rachael Ray Show, and her recipes are 5-star rated on the New York Times Cooking website. She’s currently hard at work on her second cookbook about Italy.