Join KCRW for the 6th Annual Good Food Pie Contest at the Fowler Museum. The celebrated event returns this year on Sunday, October 5th to Wilson Plaza, adjacent to the Fowler Museum at UCLA. For the sixth year in a row, home cooks and professionals alike will be judged by some of LA's best chefs and food writers.
Enter a pie, cheer on the competitors, visit the Fowler galleries, or just come by and enjoy a slice. Good Food's Evan Kleiman will preside over the afternoon pie festivities which will include music provided by KCRW DJ Anne Litt, pie tasting, food trucks, kids activities and more!
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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.
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.
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 …
This Labor Day, enjoy a classic Blue Ribbon Deep-Dish Apple Pie from Amy Traverso’s Apple Lover’s Cookbook.
Traverso recommends precooking the apples to lock in a beautiful shape before you bake.
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On this week’s Market Report, Cooks County’s Roxana Jullapat tells Laura Avery about cooking Spitzenberg apples with Tomcord grapes to make a Grapple Pie.
This month on the piecast, learn about new ingredients you can add to your baking. Gluten-Free Girl Shauna James Ahern teaches us how to make a crust that’s both flaky and gluten-free. Miche Bacher puts hibiscus petals in hers. Alex Brown and Evan George, otherwise known as vegetarian party boys ‘The Hot Knives,’ are using kudzu starch as a thickener. And Jason Anthony brings us a cautionary tale of complaining about your food.
If you don’t get enough pie at our September 7 contest, there will be more pie to eat – and drink – that day at Ray’s and Stark Bar at the museum.
We found this beautiful Sweet Cheese Pie with Oven-Poached Quince in Leanne Kitchen’s Turkey: A Food Lover’s Journey.
Fresh quince will be out later this fall in California.
These Plum-Licorice Hand Pies come from Good Girl Dinette’s Diep Tran.
Tran says the recipe is inspired by Vietnamese preserving traditions, which favor candying over jams and jellies.