An Evening with Brian Noyes: America’s Favorite Rural Baker
The Middleburg Library Advisory Board is pleased to announce the first event in its new Local Book and Author Series: a lively book talk and signing, complete with Red Truck Bakery baked treats, by Brian Noyes on his new book, The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook.
The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, at Buchanan Hall in Upperville. It is free and open to the public.
“We are thrilled that Brian will be talking about his new book, aptly subtitled, Sweet and Savory Comfort Food from America’s Favorite Rural Bakery, to kick off the Local Book and Author Series,” said MLAB President Alix Coolidge. “We are planning four of these events a year, in which we will showcase the work of local authors and give library patrons a chance to meet them in person and come with an autographed copy—or two—of a great book.”
The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook contains more than 95 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert from the award-winning Marshall bakery. These all-new, comforting recipes celebrate ingredients and traditions from the bakery’s home and emphasize local, seasonal produce, and country comfort inspiration. They are Brian’s favorite savory recipes and old-time classics from family, friends, and the bakery archives—food that Brian cooks at home and for the bakery’s customers nationwide, plus Red Truck Bakery recipes that have not been shared before.
Brian Noyes is the founder of the Red Truck Bakery in Marshall and Warrenton, and the author of the best-selling Red Truck Bakery Cookbook. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, at King Arthur Baking in Norwich, Vermont, and at L’Academie de
Cuisine near Washington, D.C.
While he was the art director at The Washington Post and Smithsonian magazines, Brian baked pies and breads on weekends in his farmhouse and sold them out of an old red truck he bought from the designer Tommy Hilfiger. The bakery ships thousands of baked goods nationwide, and has earned accolades from Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and countless regular customers in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties.