New Names Announced For 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest


Second Round of Star Studded Talent Selected for Judging Panel Includes Pasty Chef Sherry Yard

SANTA MONICA, CA, August 11, 2012 – KCRW (89.9FM and is pleased to announce the second round of judges for the 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest. Joining the current group of acclaimed food and pastry experts include Karen Hatfield (Co-owner and Pastry Chef – Hatfield’s and Sycamore Kitchen), Shannon Swindle (Pastry Chef de Cuisine – Craft), Dave Lieberman (Writer – OC Weekly), Joy the Baker (Blogger and Cookbook Author) and David LeFevre (Michelin–starred Chef and Co-owner of M.B. Post). Renowned Pasty Chef Sherry Yard has also joined our impressive panel of judges. Yard, who oversees all of the confections at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant empire, is widely considered an authority on all things sweet.

KCRW kicked off with all things pie in early July with the launch of the Good Food Pie-A-Day series on the Good Food blog. The daily posts include pies from Evan, as well as photos and recipes from renowned pastry chefs, bakers, cookbook writers and listeners. KCRW will continue covering pie all summer long on-air with the series culminating at the Good Food Pie Contest at LACMA on September 8th.

For the second year, KCRW and Good Food are teaming up with LACMA to host the pie festivities. And, similar to last, a special LACMA inspired pie category will be created. In addition to the traditional Fruit, Nut, Cream/Chiffon/Mousse and Savory categories, contestants can enter pies in to the special Metropolis II category which will take inspiration from Chris Burden’s installation at LACMA. In addition, attendees wearing an apron will also receive free museum admittance to LACMA that day.

Now in its fourth year, the Good Food Pie Contest started in 2009 when KCRW Good Food Host and Chef Evan Kleiman set out to make pie. As a chef and restaurant owner for over 25 years, Evan finally realized it was time to take on the delicious dessert. That summer, Evan made a pie a day and blogged about it on KCRW’s Good Food Blog. Her passion set off a pie fervor across LA and the Good Food Pie Contest was born. Good Food has since become a platform for all things pie – Evan has interviewed pie experts from across the country on-air and continues to chronicle her pie adventures on the Good Food Blog.

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