Chef Gail Sokol

As a cookbook author, blogger, and educator, I have had a lifelong love for the culinary arts. As a young child, I stole off with my mother’s cookbooks, and was mesmerized by them. After watching Julia Child and my grandmothers I was hooked. I would rather be inside exploring how to bake in the kitchen than playing outside with my friends. My mother gave me free rein in the kitchen as long as I didn’t burn the house down and I cleaned up. And I loved every minute of it!! The result is a career in baking.

Perhaps one of my most proud accomplishments is the publication of my textbook, About Professional Baking, which has a very wide audience and is used by some of the best culinary programs in the world. My own decision to focus on more home-based work led to my crafting a cookbook for the home baker, Baking with Success, which is available for order online.

Cakes, tarts, danishes, rolls… try one of Chef Gail’s yummy recipes today.

Looking to improve your baking skills? Browse Gail’s baking tips and wow your guests.

Listen to episodes of Gail’s podcast, Baking Radio.

Learn about Gail’s books and where to purchase them.

Prefer to watch the chef in action? Watch Gail’s videos.