Now in its 5th year, The KCRW Pie Contest returns Saturday, September 7th at LACMA. This year we're bigger than ever - 263 bakers will be baking 347 pies for the competition. Registration is now closed, but come on out and cheer on the bakers September 7th from 2-4pm.
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Orange County craft brewers, The Bruery, helped kick off this year’s pie festivities with a special Pie Beer naming competition. Over 200 entries were submitted in four days to name the sour beer inspired by a rhubarb raspberry pie with a graham cracker crust. Kleiman and The Bruery chose the winning name, Windowsill, which was submitted by food and beer bloggers, Hot Knives. The special brew will be available for limited release at the beginning of September through The Bruery’s Reserve Society and at KCRW’s Good Food Pie Contest.
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Evan talks with Saveur editor James Oseland on this week’s show about pie in American culture.
He shared the recipe for the Blue-Ribbon Pecan Pie that won first place at a pie contest on an Oklahoma ranch.
This Blueberry & Blackberry Pie comes from Lena Kwak, who created The French Laundry’s gluten-free Cup4Cup flour.
Today’s Sweet Cherry Pie comes from Noelle Carter of the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen. Make it with the last of the fresh cherries at the market; later in the year you can use canned.
On Sunday, September 1, Carter will be co-hosting the newspaper’s THE TASTE Labor Day Block Party with Nancy Silverton. Evan will be doing a demo.
When KCRW News Producer Avishay Artsy and his girlfriend Amanda Sutton held a recent housewarming party, they decided that many small pies were better than slicing up a big dessert for a crowd.
So they served these Key Lime Mojito Mini Pies, and we hear they were a hit.
Pasta in a pie? Hey, why not?
It turns out that Chocolate Pasta Pie, or a Torta Ricciolina in Italian, is traditional to Bologna.
This recipe comes from Francine Segan’s book DOLCI: Italy’s Sweets. She cautions that wheat pasta is too dry for the pie – use egg noodles.
This week on the show, Evan talks to Ghillie James about getting the most out of your freezer.
For Pie-A-Day, she gave us this recipe for Late Summer Frangipane Tart.
You can use frozen fruit, store made-ahead pie dough in your freezer, and even freeze the whole tart if you’d like to bake it before you need it.
Today’s Mocha Ice Cream Pie with Biscotti Crust combines two lovely breakfast items into an even lovelier dessert.
It comes from the book Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More!, written by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth.
KCRW welcomes award-winning musician, Moby to be the official judge of the “Vegan” category at the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest. Moby, well known for his active stance in the vegan community, joins a star-studded cast of bakers, chefs, restaurateurs, and critics, who will each judge one-of-seven categories at this year’s competition. The first round of judges includes: Russ Parsons, Roxana Jullapat, Karen …
Looking for a way to use up those last summer apricots? Try Michael Chiarello’s Apricot Hand Pies, from his book Live Fire.
Live Fire explores cooking with a variety of hard-core outdoor grills. Chiarello makes these pies in a hot box (known otherwise as a box roaster or a Caja China). Originally used to prepare whole, charred pigs, it’s a large box made of wood and metal. You put the pig (or pie) inside, close the box, and burn charcoal over the lid.
Evan Kleiman and Sherry Yard Share Their Pie Secrets in One-Time Only Class at The New School of Cooking in Culver City
The pie class to end all pie classes is happening at The New School of Cooking in Culver City. Evan Kleiman and Sherry Yard will share their pie secrets in an intimate demo-class on Wednesday, August 14th. Learn how to make Evan’s Chicken Pot Pie with a Duck Fat Crust and Sherry’s Plum and Blackberry Pie with Toasted Almond Crumble as well as her Quintesenntial …