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How to: Blind Baking a Pie Crust

Posted November 26, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Courtesy of Roxana Jullapat

If you love a flaky, non soggy crust with your pumpkin or pecan pie then blind baking is for you. If you’ve never heard of blind baking before, its a method where you bake a crust without the pie or pastry filling in it.
This method is not difficult, and you don’t need any expensive equipment.  You can watch me blind bake in my …

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Thanksgiving Pie Recipe: Maple Buttermilk Custard Pie

Posted November 20, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
maple buttermilk custartd pie

This recipe for Maple Buttermilk Custard pie comes from Emily and Melissa Elsen’s book The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, Uncommon Recipes From the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop. On this week’s special-edition Thanksgiving show, Evan talks to the pair about one of her absolute favorite topics–pie.

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Recipe: Espresso Chocolate Pecan Pie

Posted November 13, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Pecan Pie

Here’s my Thanksgiving present to you, my favorite recipe for Pecan Pie. I always found traditional Pecan Pie way too sweet, so over the years I tinkered until I discovered that adding bittersweet chocolate, cocoa nibs and a special espresso extract brings the sweetness into balance. You get the same hit of gooey pecan goodness, but the espresso and chocolate deepen the flavor. Both cocoa …

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13 Restaurants in L.A. that Cater Thanksgiving Feasts

Posted November 11, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Photo:  VancityAllie on Flickr

Are you just now realizing that Thanksgiving is coming up and that sense of panic is starting? Relax. These days there are so many high-quality choices for Thanksgiving To-Go that it isn’t worth stressing about trying to do it all.

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Weekend Cooking Project: Le Pigeon’s Smoked Rabbit Pie with Cheddar Crust and Mustard Ice Cream

Smoked Rabbit Pie

This is what chef Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon calls an “F You” recipe.
Well, sort of.
The tête de veau (calf’s head terrine made from a whole veal head) in Rucker’s new book Le Pigeon is the quintessential “F You” recipe. (Even Rucker claims he had trouble sourcing an entire veal’s head with the brain still intact.) In comparison, this recipe for Smoked Rabbit Pie with …

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Piecast: What Does David Sedaris Want in a Dessert?

Sept piecast photo

Chef Edward Lee puts blackened pineapple salsa on his chess pie. Author David Sedaris is ok with canned filling. Store-bought would never fly with Sherry Gore, who judges an Amish pie contest every year. And if baking just takes too long sometimes, food writer Ghillie James explains how freezing dough and even entire desserts can help you save time in the kitchen.

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The Best Photos from the Fifth Annual Good Food Pie Contest


Once again, congratulations to all the contestants on another wonderful event. Below are scenes from the day’s festivities from pie drop off to the announcement of Best in Show. All photos courtesy of Caught in the Moment Photography.

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Congratulations to All of the Winners at the Fifth Annual Good Food Pie Contest!

Posted September 7, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
sharon graves winning pie

The results are in! Here is a list of the first, second and third place winners at the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest. Baker Sharon Graves received a hat trick for Best Fruit Pie, Best Crust and Best in Show.

Her perfectly prepared apple pie proved that sometimes classic is best.

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Important Information for Bakers Competing in the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest

Posted September 3, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

By now all of the bakers in this year’s competition should have received an email with important information. In case anyone still has questions, please reference the FAQs below.
Can I still enter another pie?
Nope! The deadline is DONZO.
How many pies do I make for each category that I entered?
TWO! One whole pie goes to the judges and the other pie you will serve to …

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Record Breaking 347 Pies Entered in the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest at LACMA

Posted September 3, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Our fabulous panel of judges tasted over 200 pies.

Pie contest judges get your spandex out – this year we received a record breaking 347 entries from 263 contestants for the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest. Registration is now closed for the event, but come on out and cheer on the bakers and taste their pies this Saturday, September 7th at LACMA. Good Food’s own Evan Kleiman will preside over the afternoon pie …