The Hits Just Keep Coming!
Well my dear friends, this has been one heck of an amazing season and the hits just keep coming! Since Art of the Pie was officially released on October 4th, it’s appeared on just about every “Best of 2016” list around. This week alone it made its way to the lists on Dorie Greenspan, Simply Recipes, Epicurious, and Leite’s Culinaria who said, “If you buy but a single cookbook this season, it ought to be this one.” The full list of all the love that the book has received is here.
So many of you are home pie makers like me and I am so grateful for the support and encouragement you have kindly bestowed upon me for all these years, especially over the two years it took to write our book….and I say OUR book because I feel that it could very well have been any one of us to write it. Pie making is easy, and so many of us know that. For those who haven’t made a pie yet, I want to encourage you to try. The only bad pie is the one you don’t make. Right? There is nothing like a homemade pie and each time we make one we are entering into a craft that has been around for centuries. Many have heard me say that I feel I am a part of an unbroken line of generations of pie makers. My goal, and maybe yours too when you share the craft with a first timer, is to pour as many tips and tricks and love into them as they join the line of pie makers and that hopefully they will teach someone else so we can keep this craft going. We are all part of Team Pie!
I’m putting another log in the woodstove now and in just a few minutes will head down the hill to my local bookstore to sign 50 more copies…yes, you read that right…50 more copies of the book. Before I signed my book contact two years ago the owner who has been a long time friend and I both held the pages in our hands and put the intention into it that the book ART OF THE PIE would bring the craft of pie making to as many as possible as well as providing abundance and prosperity to our community and our families. I still feel that way today and I am grateful.
Stay warm, be at peace, and as always be happy and make pie!