Anna Pump

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Anna Pump (April 11, 1934 – October 5, 2015) was a German-born American chef, cookbook author, baker, and innkeeper best known for her bakery in The Hamptons, Loaves & Fishes.[1] She was the author of four cookbooks and the owner of the Bridgehampton Inn. Pump was a mentor to Ina Garten, of Food Network, who wrote the forward to Pump's final cookbook Summer on a Plate. She was sometimes a guest on Garten's Barefoot Contessa.

She moved to the US with her husband in 1960, where they lived in Frenchtown, New Jersey, before moving to the Hamptons more than a decade later.[2]

A resident of Sag Harbor, New York, Pump was killed while crossing to the north side of Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, near the post office, when she was struck by a pickup truck heading west on the evening of October 5, 2015. She was taken to Southampton Hospital by ambulance, where she succumbed to her injuries. She was 81.[3]


  • The Loaves and Fishes Cookbook (1987)
  • The Loaves and Fishes Party Cookbook (1990)
  • Country Weekend Entertaining (1999)
  • Summer on a Plate (2008)


  1. Sally Spanburgh (Summer 2010). "Anna Pump: In Love with the Hamptons" (PDF). The Bridge 2010. BRIDGEHAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Retrieved 2011-09-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Weber, Bruce. "Anna Pump, Chef and Author Famed for Hamptons Store, Dies at 81", The New York Times, October 9, 2015. Accessed October 10, 2015. "She married Detlef Pump, who became a master stonemason, shortly after graduating from school, and they immigrated to the United States in 1960, settling in Frenchtown, N.J. They moved to the Hamptons in the late 1970s, after spending a two-week vacation there. Mr. Pump died in 2007."