Dorette Snover, Author

Dorette Snover, Author

Dorette Snover, Author

Bonjour! and Bienvenue! Welcome to my writing life at C'est si Bon!.

Just who is Dorette Snover, the writer?

I have asked that question very much with my tongue in my cheek for a good deal of my life!

Without a shadow of a doubt being a chef-teacher and writer began some twenty years ago when a hurricane swept through my life and lands.

When we cleared away the downed trees, what appeared but the C'est si Bon! Cooking School! I taught classes on the Mother Sauces and raised our two sons, Erick and Jaryd, with my husband, Rich.

Rich is the Somm, the beekeeper, shitake-nurturer, composter of kitchen scraps, and tucker-inner of rosemary in the garden, and in many hidden spots, so I can't harvest it all on a whim. 

But oddly enough it was the same hurricane, downed trees, muddy red clay roots, stubborn and still here stumps, twisted branches, torn twigs, and the three or four or five fires I kept burning for weeks; that began my journey of writing.

Both journeys get fed daily; and a new one begins as our oldest son, Erick, joins us as Executive Chef and Goat Wrangler. Meanwhile our youngest, Jaryd, lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Ana, where they meet life's challenges with verve and imagination; including soon, welcoming their first baby!  

Perhaps the days at C'est si Bon! can best be described as keeping my hands stirring a levain (the sourdough starter) while at the same time my ears listen to the rustling leaves, squirrels scurrying over the snow, and to the garlic poking through the warm earth.

If I have any advice? Live every day; welcome new adventure's; give trust, and abandonment in equal measure and look suspiciously at previously held notions.

Travel paths forgotten, forbidden, and once again, familiar.

Join me, and as they say in France, a' table! where begins a delicious fable.

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