Poppy Tooker’s New Orleans

Poppy Tooker

I was doubly excited to leave for New Orleans last Friday. I was to speak at the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) and it was my first time to NOLA. I got to stay with my dear friend, Poppy Tooker, who in my opinion represents the heart of New Orleanean food culture. More about that […]

How many ways to say pie?

It's mmmm good in any language.

How Many Ways to Say Pie? Here are over 50 ways. (Hmmmm….does that make them ’50 Shades of Pie’, too?) pastei (Afrikaans) byrek (Albanian) կարկանդակ (Armenian) piroq (Azerbaijani) pastela (Basque) пірог (Belarusian) пай(Bulgarian) pastís (Catalan) 馅饼 (Chinese) pita (Croatian) koláč (Czech) tærte (Danish) taart (Dutch) pirukas (Estonian) pie (Filipino) piirakka (Finnish) tarte (French) torta (Galician) […]

Gloppy & Soggy?

Berry Pie a la Mode (Photo by K Cline)

Much pie in this country is gloppy and soggy.  Sadly, this may have to do with the now several generations raised without basic cooking and baking skills… skills we need for survival. Western culture bought into a canned, boxed, frozen and fast food lifestyle a long time ago. And sadly, this may be the lasting […]