About Me

ELEVEN 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’m married to Michael (and have been since I was a junior in college) and mom to Joshua, formerly known as “The Kid,” now a recently married grown-up.  Welcome to the family, Linling Tao.  

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.

I’ve written 13 cookbooks.

My 13th cookbook, Everyday Dorie was born on October 23, 2018.  It’s 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 … 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

Press

Paris Confidential

NPR

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

Serious Eats

Why I Bake

AOL