Alice Medrich

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Alice Medrich’s honors include two James Beard Foundation Awards for Cookbook of the Year and IACP’s 2011 Best Baking Book award for Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies. She received her formal training at the prestigious Ecole Lenôtre in France and is widely credited with introducing the chocolate truffle to the United States, when she began selling them at her influential dessert shop, Cocolat. She has since left the retail world, devoting much of her career to teaching and sharing her expansive knowledge about baking (check out her online baking courses at Her new book, Flavor Flours, will be published by Artisan in November 2014.