Anna Pump

Anna Pump (born Anna Heitweg Tutjer; April 11, 1934 – October 5, 2015)[1] was a German-born American chef, cookbook author, baker, and innkeeper best known for her bakery and gourmet takeout shop in The Hamptons, Loaves & Fishes.[2] 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 foreword to Pump's final cookbook Summer on a Plate. She was sometimes a guest on Garten's Barefoot Contessa.

Pump was born on a farm in Tarp, Germany.[1] She moved to the US with her husband, Detlef Pump, in 1960, where they lived in Frenchtown, New Jersey, before moving to the Hamptons more than a decade later.[1]

A resident of Sag Harbor, New York, Pump died in Bridgehampton on October 5, 2015, at age 81, when she was struck by a pickup truck that failed to yield at a crossing.[3]


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


  1. ^ a b c 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.
  2. ^ Sally Spanburgh (Summer 2010). "Anna Pump: In Love with the Hamptons" (PDF). The Bridge 2010. BRIDGEHAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  3. ^ Melillo, Alyssa (October 5, 2015). "UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed In Bridgehampton Accident Identified As Anna Pump; Police Identify Driver". The Southampton Press.