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Jonathan Gold, Susan Feniger, Christine Moore, Tal Ronnen and 12 More to Join KCRW Good Food Pie Contest Judging Panel

Posted August 20, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

The second round of judges for KCRW’s 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest, includes Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic Jonathan Gold and Susan Feniger, owner and chef of STREET and Border Grill. The all-star lineup of foodies, pâtissieres, restaurant owners and celebrities, also welcomes Jonathan Gold, Susan Feniger, Garrett Snyder, Hourie Sahakian, Amy Rowat, Robert Wemischner, Meadow Ramsey, Tal Ronen, Lindsay William Ross, Christine …

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Recipe: Sweet Tea Pie

Posted August 20, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Photo: Mike Sutter

Lucy’s Fried Chicken in Austin, Texas is known for its Sweet Tea Pie, created by Taff Mayberry, pastry chef at Olivia and chef consultant to Lucy’s.

The pie gets its strong flavor from orange pekoe tea.

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Posted August 19, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]

The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage is a gorgeous collection of essays about that big picture theme that’s behind every segment we air on Good Food – what we eat affects who we are. The book’s contributors share raw but self-aware portraits of the insecurity, existential questions and pure joy that food can elicit.

One of those stories is about pie. Lisa McNamara’s “Pie-Eyed” tells a tale of femininity and love, mediated in the oven.

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Recipe: Apple Pie

Posted August 19, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Today’s pie comes with a story.

All recipes have histories, but we found Lisa McNamara’s Apple Pie alongside her essay in the beautiful collection The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Marriage, Family, and How We Learn to Eat.

McNamara describes learning how boys’ hearts can be won with baked goods, but that a well-cooked meal does not always mean a successful relationship.

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Recipe: Salted Honey Pie

Posted August 16, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Salted Honey Pie

Melissa and Emily Elsen of the Brooklyn pie shop Four and Twenty Blackbirds have a book coming out in October.

They gave us a sneak peak at this Salted Honey Pie.

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Recipe: Cook’s Illustrated’s Vodka Pie Crust

Posted August 15, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Foolproof – that’s one word that has been used repeatedly to describe Cooks Illustrated‘s so-called vodka pie dough. And while he won’t take full credit for the recipe, Christopher Kimball will admit that he and his team at Cook’s Illustrated popularized the now time-tested technique of substituting vodka for 1/2 of the water in your favorite pie dough recipe. Here’s a quick explanation from …

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Recipe: Chocolate Bourbon Fudge Tart

Posted August 15, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Photo © 2012 by Ben Fink

Hedy Goldsmith’s Chocolate Bourbon Fudge Tart comes from her book Baking Out Loud.

The filling uses dark cocoa powder, semisweet chocolate, sour cream, bourbon, and Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

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Video: How The Pie Hole Makes Its Mac and Cheese Pie

Posted August 14, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Do you like the Mac and Cheese Pie at The Pie Hole in downtown LA? Beth Kellerhals, their Head Baker, shows us how it’s made.

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Recipe: Lemon Ice Box Pie

Posted August 14, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]
Photo: Cathy Chaplin/GastronomyBlog.com

Sarah Lange’s Lemon Ice Box Pie from The Hart and The Hunter has a lemon semifreddo filling topped with an Italian meringue.

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Win A Pair of Tickets to Evan Kleiman + Sherry Yard’s Pie Class Tomorrow Night!

Posted August 13, 2013 by | 10 Comments | ]
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Tomorrow night at 7pm, two pie queens will share their pie secrets in a class at The New School of Cooking in Culver City. We’re giving away two tickets to the baker who needs the most help!
Tell us your pie disaster story in the comments below. Did you forget to add an ingredient? Did your oven catch on fire? (We hope not.) We’re going to …