A BAKER’S DOZEN OF THINGS 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 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’m a columnist for The New York Times Magazine.
I write the xoxoDorie newsletter – twice a week.
I’ve written 14 cookbooks.
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 was awarded the Mérite Agricole – the Order of Agricultural Merit – by the French Consulate for my writings about France’s food
I live in three places: New York City, Westbrook, CT and Paris, France and yes, I consider myself extraordinarily lucky
My latest books
Don't start with your sister's wedding cake!
Why I Bake