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A Pie Champ Shares Her Tips, California Wheat, Wet Burritos

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Interested in competing in this year's Good Food Pie Contest? Nicole Mournian, who swept last year's contest winning four blue ribbons, stops by with tips for this year's bakers. Maine-based baker Amy Bouchard confesses that she is partial to whoopie pies and Christopher Kimball unearths some classic American recipes that have fallen out of favor. Gustavo Arellano says the Cal-Mex combo plate at 301 Cafe in Placentia will change your mind about wet burritos, and Jonathan Gold recommends the wild hot dog combos at The Slaw Dogs in Pasadena. Food historian Sandy Oliver paints a picture of the food our forefathers ate and cheese-monger Liz Thorpe discusses Kraft singles, green cans of Parmesan cheese and the romance of the small cheese maker. At the market, Laura Avery talks to New School culinary instructor David Sykes about Stanwick (aka Snow Queen) nectarines and Nate Peitso announces that he and his mother will soon bring wheat berries and freshly milled flour from heirloom wheat varieties to the farmers market.

Banner image: Nate Peitso

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