Darien Library Welcomes Dorie Greenspan on Nov. 29

Dorie Greenspan, author of Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook, will be the Darien Library’s featured speaker Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Barrett Bookstore. Refreshments will be served.

Dorie Greenspan’s food is powerfully cookable—her recipes instant classics. In Everyday Dorie, Greenspan invites readers into her kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time, from Miso-Glazed Salmon to Lemon Goop.

What makes a “Dorie recipe”?

Each one has a small surprise that makes it special. Mustard and walnuts in the cheese puffs. Cherry tomatoes stuffed into red bell peppers and oven-charred. Cannellini beans in cod en papillote. The dishes are practical, made with common ingredients from the supermarket, farmers’ market, or pantry, like Sweet Chili Chicken Thighs, which is both weeknight simple and fine enough for company, and Eton Mess, a beautifully casual dessert of crumbled meringue, fruit, and whipped cream. They are easygoing, providing swaps and substitutions. They invite mixing and matching. Many can be served as dinner, or as a side dish, or as an appetizer, or hot, cold, or room temperature. And every single one is like a best friend in the kitchen, full of Dorie’s infectious love of cooking and her trademark hand-holding directions.

Called a ‘culinary guru’ by The New York Times and inducted into the “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America,” Dorie Greenspan is the author of thirteen cookbooks, the most recent being Everyday DorieBaking Chez Moi, was on The New York Times Bestseller List, as was Around My French Table, which was named Cookbook of the Year for 2010 by the IACP, Epicurious and Amazon.

A five-time James Beard Foundation award-winner for her cookbooks and magazine articles, Dorie has collaborated with many celebrated chefs, among them Julia Child, Daniel Boulud and Pierre Hermé. Her book, Baking From My Home to Yours, inspired the creation of Tuesdays with Dorie, a weekly online baking club that has been ongoing for over seven years. A similar group, French Fridays with Dorie, has cooked its way through the more than 200 recipes in Around My French Table. Dorie writes the New York Times Sunday Magazine ‘On Dessert’ monthly column. She lives in New York City, Westbrook, Connecticut, and Paris, France.

The Darien Library is located at 1441 Post Rd. in Darien, Conn. For more information, phone (203) 655-1234, or visit darienlibrary.org.

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