With day two of IACP under my belt, I think it’s safe to say it was a success. The morning was filled with classes, including a chat with super-talented photographer Penny De Los Santos and New York Times food journalist Kim Severson. And although I could go on for hours about the amazing things I learned and digested from the classes, let’s cut to the really good stuff, shall we?
Meet my friend Dorie Greenspan. I suppose calling us ‘friends’ might be a little presumptuous for someone I’ve only now talked to a handful of times. Play along with me, will you? This afternoon Dorie, her husband, Michael, and the team from CuilnApp were parked outside the Hilton in downtown Austin giving away free cookies from Dorie’s CookieBar, her buttery, flaky sablés to be exact. The cookies were divine, and I can only hope that 45 years from now Joey and I are as happy as Dorie and her husband seem to be.