Dorie Greenspan

Published: May 15, 2024, 7:01 a.m.


Cookbook author and baker extraordinaire, Dorie Greenspan, joins Michele to discuss the long, winding and unforeseen journey to Dorie\\u2019s great baking career. Dorie grew up in a household that did not cook home-cooked meals, and as a young adult, she first pursued an academic PHD. Cooking was not on her radar. But when Dorie\\u2019s perceptive husband witnessed how much Dorie loved baking, he encouraged her to pursue it; and Dorie did \\u2014 with enthusiasm. Today, in addition to having been mentored by food-world icon, Julia Child, Dorie has written 14 cookbooks, won five James Beard awards, and has her very own, prized kitchen in Paris. In this episode, find out how Dorie\\u2019s story begins by mistakenly burning down her mother\\u2019s kitchen, and ends with Dorie being one of the best bakers in the business \\u2013 and stay tuned for a lovely soft-shell crab recipe that Dorie loved to share with her mother, on the back steps of her childhood Brooklyn home.

Dorie Greenspan was born in Brooklyn and pursued a PHD in gerontology before becoming an internationally recognized cookbook author and baker. Dorie has been a columnist for New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post. She\\u2019s written 14 cookbooks and won five James Beard awards as well as the Cookbook of the Year award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Dorie was awarded the M\\xe9rite d\\u2019Agricole \\u2013 the Order of Agricultural Merit \\u2013 by the French Consulate for her writings about France\\u2019s food. Today, she lives with her husband Michael in New York City, Westbrook, CT and Paris, France. 

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