Dorette Snover, Author

Dorette Snover, Author

Dorette Snover, Author

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

Just who does Dorette Snover think she is?

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

I can say without a shadow of a doubt that being a chef-teacher and writer began some twenty years ago when a hurricane swept through my life and our property.

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 with my husband, Rich.

Rich is the Somm, the beekeeper, shitake-nurturer, composter of kitchen scraps, and tucker-inner of rosemary in the ground, 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.

Perhaps the days can best be described as my hands stirring a levain (the sourdough starter) at the same time that 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 of previously held notions to travel paths forgotten, forbidden, and familiar.

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