After accidentally burning down her parents’ Brooklyn kitchen at age twelve, this best-selling cookbook writer did not cook again until she became a parent. She immersed herself in cooking, baking, and later, writing about food, expanding her affinity for French cuisine, and even scoring an apprenticeship with Julia Child.
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- Dorie Greenspan
The answer is Dorie Greenspan. She’s also a columnist for The New York Times Magazine and has written 13 cookbooks.