TWD Celebrates Two Years with Tarte Tatin

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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This week marks the second anniversary of of Tuesdays with Dorie.  Amazing, huh?  Who’d have thought that when our founder and fearless leader, Laurie, began this little project two years ago it would take off like a runaway train?  Over three hundred members strong, TWD has become one of the most popular (and populated) baking groups on the web!  Even Dorie, herself, has gotten into the act, graciously lending her support and generously giving much-welcomed advice and tips. (I almost fainted the few times she actually commented on my posts!)

American by birth and French in spirit, Dorie Greenspan divides her time between her homes in New York and Connecticut and her flat in Paris. She has written nine cookbooks, (two with Pierre Herme), and won five James Beard and IACP awards for them, including Cookbook of the Year.   I have spent many an hour drooling over her pastries, tartes and brulées.   She is fabulousness personified!  Baking my way through her Baking: From My Home To Yours has been a delicious journey.  read more >>

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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