12 October 2010

A Tuesday with Dorie

I just spent a Tuesday with Dorie, and not just in cookbook form, in real, live, reading from Around My French Table, telling stories about Madame Saucisson form. This was my first book signing, and I was utterly charmed. Dorie is, as they always say, much smaller than the slim woman you expect from pictures. So small, you wonder how she could really be the author of so many books about food, but then she starts talking and you immediately think that yes, this is someone who knows food and loves to share it, both in cookbooks, and in person for those lucky enough to be guests in her home.

As I was waiting in line to have my book signed, I started chatting with some fellow Dorie-admirers, who happen to be food bloggers as well. Strange as this may sound, it was the first time I had ever met other food bloggers in person. Three out of the four of us had been
Daring Bakers at one point, and I was reminded again how easy it can be to talk to complete strangers when food is the common denominator. Meeting them, and talking with one of my food idols has inspired me to give Real Good Taste another go, so you will be hearing from me again in the near future. Until then, I'll leave you with a few links to my favorite Dorie Greenspan recipes.

Perfect Party Cake (the name really does say it all)
Macarons Parisiens (I'm still working on perfecting this one)
Florida Pie (you'll never go back to plain Key Lime again)
Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes (you can see the recipe if you search in
Baking: From My Home to Yours on Google books
And finally, Dorie's own
website, where she often posts recipes and stories about her fabulous life.


Andrea Meyers said...

Jen, it was so nice to meet a fellow Daring Baker tonight! I don't know about you, but I'm ready to start cooking out of Dorie's book tomorrow, it's just beautiful.

doire said...

Jen, It was great to meet you last night. Thank you for coming and thank you for your kind words.

You're right -- it's easy to talk to people who love food as much as you do. I'm glad you met some Daring sisters.

Q. said...

Jen - it was so lovely to meet you last night!!! I will email you your photos w/ Dorie this afternoon! What a fun event. I love that we all found each other in line and had that instant connection!
Get back in the game, girl! Look forward to following your blog.

Saira said...

Hey Jen, It was so great to meet you on Tuesday. I love your blog and found some great recipes as you said I would ;) sorry for bombarding you with comments!