Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cookbook Wednesday: A Year of Pies

A couple of years ago, the Wall Street Journal reviewed two pie cookbooks.  I saw the article, mentioned it to my dearly beloved, and, smart man that he is, he said, "Well, you should order both of them right now!"  (Smart man on two levels: satisfy his wife's longing for shiny things, and let her learn to bake pies and feed him!  Genius, I tell you!)

This is the one I've used less.  It's entitled A Year of Pies, and that's appropriate.

As you can see from the table of contents, the pies are organized by the season in which the ingredients are locally grown.  That's a little irrelevant in this day and age, because produce is shipped from all over, but it's an interesting concept.

The author shows, in picture form, how to mix up a pie crust.  (Excuse me for being lazy, but I'll stick with using my food processor for this part.)

And she demonstrates how to make prettier pie crust.  I probably need to spend a lot more time studying these pictures, and practicing.

Many of her recipes have photos of the ingredients, artfully arranged,

while others show a completed pie.

Some are "guest entries", and those have no photos.

I'd say about 2/3 are dessert pies, and the remainder are savory or dinner pies.

So, there you have it: A Year of Pies.  I think I hear my menfolk calling, demanding that I make more pies.

This will be my entry for Cookbook Wednesday, hosted by the charming Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations!  Happy Wednesday, everyone!
 


10 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Cookbook Wednesday Marjie!!!

A Year of Pies, now that's a book I need. Not you, lol...You certainly don't need more practice, the pie crust recipe you shared works every time! (and you know what a pie klutz I can be:)

Actually National Pie Day is Friday. If you're not up to making one today, you could wait til then. Two pies with one crust so to speak, lol...

Thanks for sharing this book on Cookbook Wednesday, Marjie. I'm delighted to know you will continue sharing Cookbook Wednesday in your little of the corner of the world.

P.S. I think we're going to get some pretty heavy duty snow this time. They already let the kids out of school.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Momma loves a good pie
Lily & Edward

Big Dude said...

I don't eat a lot of desserts but I would be hard pressed not to say pie is my favorite. If I buy you a cookbook will you come down and bake me pies?

Nichole Burke said...

I could use a pie... or 2, or 3... they are comfort food, right?

Pam Greer said...

I am slowly getting the urge to bake. Maybe I need a year of pies.

Nellie said...

That cookbook would be very useful for those of us who try to use only local products when cooking. It would really get good use here! My husband would LOVE a year of pies!:-)

Pam said...

It looks like a good cookbook with great photos. I rarely make pies... probably because I LOVE them and would eat way too much!

Sue said...

I like baking pies though I cheat on the crust. I do have a couple of nice pie cookbooks but I find myself using the same recipes over and over. It works and it tastes good, so why change?

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I have this cookbook and love it. I mean, it's PIES what's not to like? (Although I do prefer the sweet to the savory).

SissySees said...

Oh I missed another cookbook Wednesday. Darn. But if you're going to carry on, I can too... when I remember...