One of life’s great pleasures is meeting inspired and inspiring people.  Among them in my life is Dorie Greenspan, Connecticut neighbor, friend, baker, cook and writer extraordinaire.  This is why I was so pleased to be invited to interview Dorie for a Baking with Dorie Book Talk at the Essex, Connecticut Public Library this weekend.

Although we met Dorie and Michael Greenspan decades ago, its only been in the past 7 or 8 years that we have spent so much time together. With the pandemic grounding us, we shared more than a few meals, emails and phone calls.  Believe me, a dinner invite to their house is one you’ll always accept.

Gougères and carefully chosen wine followed by a leisurely meal at their broad welcoming table. Perhaps a moist side of salmon cooked à point or a pot of sticky Asian-flavored beef ribs.  We sampled a number of treats destined for Baking with Dorie during their experimental stages. (Dorie is meticulous in all things especially recipe development and tweaking.) S’Mores Ice Cream Cake, chocolate-dipped cream puff sticks, brioche sticky buns and a savory mushroom galette that I hope to make this weekend.

Her writing draws in the reader in unexpected ways, precise recipe details with tips to give you leeway to invent. And her humor, which I know will be on display this Saturday.

Its a Zoom event that anyone can join. Won’t you?

What: Baking with Dorie Book Talk

When: Saturday November 6, 2021

Time: 4 PM EST

A registration is required and can be made here:

Zoom registration link: