November 3, 2021

Dorie Greenspan

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes beloved baker and cookbook author DORIE GREENSPAN for a discussion of her latest, highly anticipated cookbook, Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple. She will be joined in conversation by fellow James Beard Award–winning baker JOANNE CHANG, the celebrated owner of Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang.


Say “Dorie Greenspan” and think baking. The renowned author of thirteen cookbooks and winner of five James Beard and two IACP awards offers a collection that celebrates the sweet, the savory, and the simple. Every recipe is signature Dorie: easy—beginners can ace every technique in this book—and accessible, made with everyday ingredients.

Are there surprises? Of course! You’ll find ingenious twists like Berry Biscuits. Footlong cheese sticks made with cream puff dough. Apple pie with browned butter spiced like warm mulled cider. A s’mores ice cream cake with velvety chocolate sauce, salty peanuts, and toasted marshmallows. It’s a book of simple yet sophisticated baking. The chapters are classic: Breakfast Stuff • Cakes • Cookies • Pies, Tarts, Cobblers and Crisps • Two Perfect Little Pastries • Salty Side Up. The recipes are unexpected. And there are “Sweethearts” throughout, mini collections of Dorie’s all-time favorites. Don’t miss the meringue Little Marvels or the Double-Decker Caramel Cake. Like all of Dorie’s recipes, they lend themselves to being remade, refashioned, and riffed on.

About Author(s)

Inducted into the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, Dorie Greenspan is the author of Dorie's Cookies, a 2017 James Beard Award-winner for Best Baking and Dessert book; Around My French Table, a New York Times bestseller that was named Cookbook of the Year by the IACP; Baking Chez Moi, also a Times bestseller; and Baking: From My Home to Yours, a James Beard Award winner. She lives in New York City, Westbrook, Connecticut, and Paris.

James Beard Award-winning chef Joanne Chang opened the first Flour bakery in 2000.  20 years later, she now operates nine Flour bakeries and sister restaurant Myers + Chang in Boston/Cambridge with her husband and business partner Christopher Myers.  Joanne, Flour, and Myers + Chang have garnered local and national recognition from GourmetFood & WineBon Appetit, the New York Times, the Food NetworkConde Nast Traveler, IncMagazineO MagazineBoston Magazine, and the Boston Globe. She is the author of five cookbooks, teaches and advises local pastry cooks, and has launched an IGTV series Flour Love (#flourlove) on instagram featuring a collection baking kits with baking demonstration videos.