Stanley Ginsberg has been baking bread for most of his life, having first learned to shape dough as a 4 year old helping his grandmother. Following his retirement from the financial services industry, where he specialized in corporate finance and business planning, he returned to his first love, baking. In 2009 he founded The NewYork Bakers, an online purveyor of professional ingredients and supplies to home and hobbyist bakers. He has written two baking books, Inside the Jewish Bakery (winner of 2012 IACP Jane Grigson Award winner ) and The Rye Baker: Classic Breads from Europe and America (2016). Stanley holds a Ph.D. in Chinese literature from the University of Wisconsin and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of The Bread Bakers Guild of America.