Speaker, Dea Irby

Dea Irby

Dea is a Southerner, who previously owned The Baron York Tea Room in North Georgia for 7 years and published “A Dollop and A Pinch: Recipes and Stories from The Baron York.” She enjoys traveling all over the world to visit her 8 children and 18 grandchildren. Her taste buds have expanded after enjoying foods from 5 continents. She is a TEDx speaker (“The Magic of the Meal”) and founder of Little BIG Publishing. 


A Dollop & A Pinch


More than a cookbook, this literary work takes one to the beautiful North Georgia Mountains and entertains with slices of life, temps with culinary delights and educate with insightful information. A Dollop and A Pinch was written after The Baron York Tea Room and Gift Shop (2003-2011) closed. The customers requested it! They wanted to continue enjoying the food they had come to love.