When we ran into her at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, accomplished cookbook author Dorie Greenspan agreed to sit with us for a quick chat. Greenspan, who is also the brains behind Beurre & Sel cookies, had plenty of sage advice to give to bakers, as well as musings on the craft itself.
- On why she's an avid baker: While Greenspan is an accomplished cook as well as baker, she admitted a particular fondness for baking, as you "share things you bake," whereas typically "you cook for yourself." She enjoys the process of baking, and stressed the importance of patience in the kitchen, explaining that "nothing can be rushed"; it's important to enjoy the process.
- On her advice for baking novices: Greenspan emphasized the importance of reading the recipe twice before starting, and getting one's mise en place in order before proceeding.