A Southern cook with the style of Meryl Streep, the personality of Dolly Parton and the kitchen skills of Ina Garten. Ann Hollowell brings a fresh, real approach to Southern food. The focus is on simple, healthy, delicious recipes; the kind of dishes where you don’t need exact measurements and you can adjust them to your taste.
Ann has a kitchen the size of most people’s living rooms, with a chopping block as big as a formal dining room table. She loves to cook – for herself, for her friends – and she loves to involve people in the process. More than her friendly culinary style, Ann has a rich history of good taste.
Born and raised in South Louisiana, she came naturally to Cajun and Creole cooking. When her family moved to Dallas, Texas, she grew to love the grill and Tex-Mex. In Mississippi, she added down-home Southern cooking to her repertoire. No matter where she has lived, Ann has always embraced the joy of cooking with her unique approach she calls “Experimentation.”
“You can experiment, try new things and just have a great time. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. I love it when it doesn’t work.” It is because of her ability and willingness to try new flavors and experiment with old recipes that Ann brings a whole new perspective to Southern cooking, one that no one else offers but everyone is looking for.
Besides her culinary experience, Ann is married to “Big Daddy” and has one daughter who’s married with one child.