Piecast: What Does David Sedaris Want in a Dessert?
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Chef Edward Lee puts blackened pineapple salsa on his chess pie. Author David Sedaris is ok with canned filling. Store-bought would never fly with Sherry Gore, who judges an Amish pie contest every year. And if baking just takes too long sometimes, food writer Ghillie James explains how freezing dough and even entire desserts can help you save time in the kitchen.
Banner image: Plum licorice hand pies from Good Girl Dinette. Photo: Diep Tran
Chess Pie ()
Find a longer conversation with Lee of this conversation and a recipe for his Chess Pie with Blackened Pineapple Salsa, on the Good Food blog.
Dessert with David Sedaris ()
If you plan on serving pie to humorist David Sedaris, make sure it's as good as the ones his boyfriend bakes -- and please, please, please don't serve him a tart.
Sedaris spoke with Michael Silverblatt on KCRW's Bookworm.
Pie in Amish Communities ()
What goes down at an Amish pie contest? Sherry Gore judges one every year. She says the bakers balance competition with humility.
Gore is the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking.
Baking with Your Freezer ()
Ghillie James, author of The Foolproof Freezer Cookbook, explains how using your freezer can help you manage your baking.
Find a recipe for James' Late Summer Frangipane Tart on the Good Food blog.
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