Have Your Pie And Eat It Too
I’m generally not big on blogger events but since I like people who like pie, I snagged a spot in last Thursday’s Pie Party Potluck at the gorgeous GE Monogram Center in Manhattan. My gal Kelly Bakes was also heading up from Philly, so there was no better time to take on NYC – one pie at a time.
I was in good company. I finally found my people.
As expected (and hoped for), it was refreshing to meet so many local and regional food writers with badass baking skills. I showed up with a chocolate bourbon pecan pie, recipe courtesy of Michele Albano, and luckily, the pie was set well enough to look decent after getting banged around in my purse all day. Tough and sticky, awww yeah.
I was still no match for these talented folks and found myself confronted with row after row of glorious sweet and savory creations…empanadas, whoopie pies, tarts, quiches, mini pies, mega pies – the works. Plus, there was a pie crust making demo!
Hungry? Me too. I want pie always.
Here’s a PARTIAL list of blogger pies to blow your mind:
Peking duck pie. Salted caramel pretzel pie. Cranberry curd pie. Guava empanadas. Gruyere Spinach Quiche. Pumpkin applebutter pie with gingersnap crumble. Southern banana pudding pie. Bourbon spiced sweet potato pie with a pecan crust. Port wine-caramelized onion & bacon galette with a bleu cheese crust. Bacon-caramel apple pie with matcha crust. Trinidadian aloo pie. Apple & pork hand pies. Apple onion bacon chard tart. Cognac fig and goat cheese tart. Banoffee pie in a plantain crust.
And that’s just a few! Check out the whole list.
Anyone interested in organizing something like this in Hartford?! I sure am. Here’s why:
1) It’s free. (Just bring a pie)
2) It’s fun
3) It’s delicious
Let’s make it happen.