dorie greenspan – baking chez moi
A “culinary guru” and author of the award-winning Around My French Table and Baking: From My Home to Yours returns with an exciting collection of simple desserts from French home cooks and chefs in Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home.
It’s no secret that Dorie Greenspan is adored by both professional and home chefs within the culinary world. Her stories draw you in, her recipes are not only delicious but easily recreated by chefs of all backgrounds and her love of food is absolutely contagious. I have always admired her involvement with the food community; anyone who can rub elbows in the kitchen with culinary legends and then turn around and support and promote the smallest of names within the blogging community is a winner in my book.
I had the chance this past weekend to finally meet her in person at the Sur la Table in San Francisco for a cookie demonstration and book signing of Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home. I must say that I adore this woman even more than before, if that was even possible. Her stories were mesmerizing and when asked how she remembered the details of all of her amazing adventures she delightfully responded with “I remember the things that tickle me.” May all of our lives be tickled with such wonderful memories as hers!
Pictured above are the Canestrelli cookies that she baked for the class. An unexpected flavor combination of olive oil, white wine and anise yielded the most delightful afternoon tea cookies. At first bite I just knew that these cookies would make an appearance in my holiday gifting this year – stay tuned for the recipe and a fun hostess gift idea later this month! The entire book is nothing short of stunning; a collection of recipes created in France and tested in the United States with common ingredients found at your everyday supermarket. Baking Chez Moi is the recipe for at-home success in baking some of France’s best pastries from rustic to elegant and I cannot wait to dive in.