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This is a gorgeous book about pie.

art of pie

I sadly returned it to the library yesterday, but not before copying some of the recipes for pie crust and fruit pies.

And I bought lard.

As soon as the basement is cleaned, I am going to make a strawberry pie.

The author, Kate McDermott, writes about pie as if she is a dear friend in your kitchen, one who is going to explain “pie” as simply and kindly as your grandmother would.

One Thanksgiving many years ago, I attempted to teach my three daughters how to make pie crust and pumpkin pies.

They tolerated the hands-on instruction, but they did look at me as if I was crazy.  As in, why would I ever want to go to this much trouble when I could buy one at the store?

I’ve never found a store-bought pie to be as good as a homemade pie, except for one time in Austin, when I bought a giant peach pie at Central Market.  I still remember the magnificent crust.

There will be lots of pie at the lake this summer. 

I am ready.  And inspired!

To see this book on Amazon, click here:

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2 Responses to pie porn

  1. Sharon says:

    All the time on cooking shows I see people making the crust with a food processor. It looks so easy. Unlike in the olden days when you have to use two knives for cut the lard/butter into the flour. Someday I’ll give it a try!
    That book cover is beautiful.

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