Chef and author Anna Pump killed

Summer on a Plate cookbookChef and author Anna Pump, 81, died on Tuesday after being struck by a pickup truck as she was crossing Montauk Highway near the Bridgehampton Post Office (Long Island, New York) Monday evening.

Pump was a chef, cookbook author, baker, and innkeeper famous for her Hamptons bakery Loaves & Fishes. She authored several cookbooks, including the highly-regarded The Loaves and Fishes Cookbook, first published in 1985.

Pump was also a mentor to Ina Garten, who wrote the forward to Pump's most recent cookbook Summer on a Plate, and she was a frequent guest on Garten's Barefoot Contessa show on the Food Network. The driver of the vehicle who struck Pump has been identified and charged in connection with the accident.

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