Tracy Wilk

April 12, 2021

This new cookbook grew from the grassroots effort to share baked goods with essential workers

Award-winning pastry chef Tracy Wilk says, "being in the kitchen makes me happy; it emits a sense of calm where love is shown with a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies." When the pandemic struck her home of New York City, she found herself with too many treats to eat herself. So, she began sharing them with essential workers. This turned into an international movement called #BakeItForward, which is also the title of Tracy's new cookbook. Not only does the book contain a ton of yummy recipes--from Quarantine Banana Bread to Classic Snickerdoodles--but it also includes inspirational stories from bakers and frontline workers around the world.