About Me



I was born in Brooklyn (before it was hip and groovy).

I burned my parents’ kitchen down when I was 12 and didn’t cook again until I got married.

I’m married to Michael (and have been since I was a junior in college) and mom to Joshua, the grown man formerly known as “The Kid”.

I gave up working on my doctorate in gerontology to bake cookies in a restaurant basement (a job I was fired from) and thank my stars I did.

I am the “On Dessert” columnist for The New York Times Magazine (my column debuted in the April 30, 2017 issue).

I’ve written 12 cookbooks, the latest is Dorie’s Cookies.

I’m awaiting the birth of my 13th cookbook, Everyday Dorie – it pubs October 23.

I have five James Beard Awards (one for journalism; one for my book, Baking with Julia; one for Baking From My Home to Yours; one for Dorie’s Cookies; and one for being voted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America)

I’ve won the Cookbook of the Year Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) … twice (once for Desserts by Pierre Hermé and once for Around My French Table)

I’ve been on The New York Times Bestseller List … twice (once for Around My French Table and once for Baking Chez Moi)

I live in three places: New York City, Westbrook, CT and Paris, France and yes, I consider myself extraordinarily lucky

My latest books


Paris Confidential


Don't start with your sister's wedding cake!

Serious Eats

Why I Bake