A National Champion Pie Baker Shares her Recipe for Blueberry Pecan Streusel Crostata with Cold Cream
Nicole Mournian is a pie savant. She swept Good Food’s 4th Annual Pie Contest last year winning four out of seven blue ribbons. She was inspired by her win to take her expertise on the road to the 2013 National Pie Contest in Orlando, Florida. She and two co-workers decided to make a documentary about their road trip through the American South to the National Pie Contest. Along the way they ate a lot of pie. This recipe was inspired by their visit to Pie Lab in Greensboro, Alabama.
Road Food »
Last week I decided to drive 6 hours to Davis, CA to adopt a new puppy. Of course any road trip involves careful planning around food. Here’s are some of my highlights from the drive up Highway 99.
Dewars in Bakersfield
My first stop was at Dewars, a candy shop in Bakersfield. This was a Jonathan Gold recommendation – on an episode of Good Food, he …
Eating, Farmers Market, Road Food »
Growing up, conversation at my house was nearly always accompanied by the sound of nuts being cracked by hand or seed shells being broken against the teeth. I was to later learn that seeds and nuts destined to be eaten while conversing are called passatempi in Italian or ajeel in Farsi. Evenings were enlivened as everyone showed off their dexterity cracking the perfect whole …