Apple Pie Contest I’m going to an apple pie contest today in my town. I’m not entering it. I’m not judging. I’ve been asked to present the award to the three winners. What better thing to do on the Fourth of July. Right? So yesterday I was thinking about the first pie contest I entered, […]
Cinco de Pie-O I know, I know. It’s corny as all get out but I simply cannot resist. Tomorrow is Cinco de Pie-O. It’s this pie maker’s Alt-Cinco-de-Mayo and you can bet I’ll be celebrating. Tonight I’m slicing up as thinly as I possibly can some exquisite Meyer lemons sent to me by a pie sister in California. When […]
Pie Is There are a lot of changes going on in our country. Some of them quite troubling. To help myself through challenging times, I look for simple things to help keep me focused and centered. Pie is one of those things.
The Pie Year I think of pie all year long…which means I think about what is seasonally available. Right now, my pies are full of apples, pears, and quince but knocking at the door are pumpkin and cranberry. I was absolutely thrilled when my dear friend Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes sent me a copy […]
Pie Contests I’ve been a judge at pie contests over the years and taken part in a fair share of them, too. From big to little, pie contests can be a lot of fun as an entrant or judge. Contests like Evan Kleiman’s KCRW Good Food Pie Contest in Los Angeles each fall bring out hundreds of pie makers, thousands […]