After abandoning my short-lived and much-despised legal career, I began working at Baked in Red Hook, Brooklyn as an assistant pastry chef. While there, I did in-house recipe testing for the first two Baked cookbooks, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking (Abrams Books 2009) and Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented (Abrams Books 2010). After leaving Baked, I began working as a freelance recipe developer, editor, and tester, and as the head recipe developer for the Baked cookbooks. I did extensive development work on the third Baked cookbook, Baked Elements (Abrams Books 2012) and on the fourth, Baked Occasions (Abrams Books 2014), and am looking forward to working on the fifth, as well as on a myriad of other projects. My first cookbook, Icebox Cakes, was published by Chronicle Books in 2015. My second cookbook, The Vintage Baker, will be published by Chronicle Books in April of 2018. The Vintage Baker includes over 50 old-fashioned recipes for sweets and treats, from my collection of vintage recipe booklets, twisted and tweaked for the 21st century baker.