ANNA BRUNI BENSON
A native of Venice, Italy, Anna Bruni Benson, Ph.D has been preparing Italian desserts since the age of twelveShe wrote her first cookbook
in 1974 (La Dolce Cucina, Macmillian).
A long-time resident of Los Angeles,
Dr. Benson is a member of Ciao, Italia and
The Italian Heritage Foundation.
In 1991 she was a guest pastry chef for
the International Culinary Insitute of Los Angeles; she has also taught classes in Italian desserts for the Beverly Hills Adult Education Program.
She earned her Ph.D. from U.C.L.A. she was professor of romance languages and literature at C.S.U., Northridge from 1967-1987 and vice president of the Dante Alighieri Society from 1970-1985.
She has produced and directed several plays
in the Italian language. Her poems and translations have been published in both the United States and in Italy and she has contributed articles to L'Italo- Americano.
An avid gardener, she has published a new book a new cookbook entitled Italian Garden Cookbook available through Amazon.