Dorie Greenspan

Although Dorie Greenspan burned her parents' kitchen down when she was 13 and didn't bake so much as a chocolate-chip cookie until she was married and working on her doctorate in gerontology, she is a food writer and cookbook author and can't imagine any work that could have made her happier.

Cookbook Author Dorie Greenspan

These days, Dorie is a contributing editor to Parade Magazine, a long-time contributor to Bon Appétit and the food critic for the Louis Vuitton City Guide: New York. For nearly 20 years she’s written cookbooks--ten, to be exact--and won five James Beard and IACP awards for them, including Cookbook of the Year. She was also named to the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America. 2010 saw the release of her highly-anticipated book, Around My French Table, about her great love affair with France.

Dorie commutes from New York City to Westbrook, Connecticut to Paris, France and back again and never knows which pantry needs more vanilla or which place has which charger for which piece of electronic gear.