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, formerly known as “The Kid,” now married to Linling Tao and father to the miraculous Gemma.

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 was a columnist for The New York Times Magazine for five years. Before that, I wrote a column for The Washington Post.

I write the xoxoDorie newsletter.

I’ve written 14 cookbooks.

My latest cookbook, Baking with Dorie, came into the world on October 19, 2021.  (My last cookbook, Everyday Dorie, was a Scorpio, like its mom.)

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 … three times (once for Around My French Table, once for Baking Chez Moi and again for Baking with Dorie )

I was awarded the Mérite d’ 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


Paris Confidential


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

Serious Eats

Why I Bake