Shepard Bassett

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New Hampshire, USA
Phillips Exeter Academy, Smith College, Macintosh College
Custom Baking, Unique Flavor Design, Recipe Architecture
  • During the lockdown, Shepard opened her own micro-bakery, setting up a farmstand in her rural New Hampshire town to share her baking, free of charge, with her community, focusing on organic, local ingredients and unique flavor profiles.
  • Since the opening of the bakery, she has been interviewed by several local food publications and has also been the judge for town and city cook-offs in her area.
  • Shepard writes a food column for her local newspaper, creating recipes, sharing personal stories, and providing cooking advice to her community.


Shepard joined the Tasting Table writing team in 2022. Writing has always been a passion for Shepard. She likes to think of herself as a little bit Julia Child and a little bit Amy Sedaris. Her mico-bakery, Shepard's Pie Baking Co., has become a fixture in her area and she has been expanding her business into multiple local markets.


Shepard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in philosophy with a minor in medical and legal ethics. Her college life was filled with flowery prose expounding on Nietzschean ethics. She also holds an associate's degree in culinary arts from Macintosh College.
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