Brian Noyes' celebration of rural baked goods & Virginia farmhouse cooking

Salt & Spine

23-12-2022 • 41 mins

Hi there, today we’re excited to release the fifth episode in our 2022 Baking Month. Thanks for your patience, as our team was under the weather! Today’s guest is Brian Noyes, whose latest cookbook is The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook. For all of December, we’ll be celebrating some of the year’s best baking books with a handful of author interviews, dozens of featured recipes, excerpts, and more. Read on!

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Episode 151: Brian Noyes

Next in our Baking Month series, Brian Noyes joins us to #TalkCookbooks!

Brian is the founder of Red Truck Bakery, the rural Virginia spot that’s become a national attraction and drawn the praise of everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Barack Obama.

During a career in art direction at major media outlets in Washington, DC, Brian began spending his weekends baking pies and other goods. Before long, he’d purchased an old red pickup truck (from Tommy Hilfiger, no less) and was selling out of his sweet treats. Two locations and two cookbooks later, Red Truck Bakery continues—and Brian’s latest cookbook, The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook is out now and goes beyond sweets to include rustic, savory fare.

Bonus Content + Recipes This Week

This week, paid subscribers have access to two recipes from Brian’s book: Orange Pecan Rolls and Virginia Peanut Pie as well as other bonus Baking Month content:

Find the Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook recipes here:

* Orange Pecan Rolls

* Virginia Peanut Pie

More Salt + Spine Baking Month!

Stay tuned to our Substack through the end of the month for exclusive recipes and more featured conversations with baking authors.

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