During a recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina, Good Food Pie Contest champion and Cofax Coffee chef/co-owner Nicole Rucker fell in love with the sweet potato pies at Martha Lou’s Kitchen. Here, she shares her own version, using baby garnet yams from Rocky Canyon Farms.
Rebecca Tosdevin was a new face this year at the 7th Annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest for her Steak and Guinness Pie, which won Best in Show and first place in the Savory category. Always curious to learn the stories of our awardees and the inspiration for their creations, we invited Rebecca to the KCRW studios to talk pie.
Former British Michelin-starred chef-now-turned-restaurateur/butcher Richard H. Turner’s new book, Hog: Perfect Pork Recipes from the Snout to the Squeak, pays homage to the savory delights of his favorite animal. Flip through the pages of Hog, and you’ll find a handful of savory meat pie recipes, of course, as any proper English cookbook should include.
This year’s judging panel includes Pulitzer Prize winning critic (and cream pie aficionado) Jonathan Gold as well as pastry chef Sherry Yard and previous pie contest champion Nicole Rucker. We are thrilled to bring back pie judging pros and welcome new faces to the judges deck. Click for the full list of judges.