Remembering Huell Howser

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Most Californians will remember Huell Howser – legendary TV personality and host of California’s Gold – through their television screens. That voice. That incredible voice…


…will forever be remembered. But those of us who were fortunate to meet the giant at the 2012 Good Food Pie Contest will remember him as Huell Howser – the man who was “pie’d out.” Howser graciously agreed to judge the 2012 contest and after learning that his favorite pie was Banana Cream we asked him to taste cream pies. The 2012 pie contest saw record entries in the cream/chiffon/mousse category and after sampling all the entries Howser declared himself – in that incredible voice – “pie’d out.”

Here are some photos of that very special day. Rest his soul.

Our fabulous panel of judges tasted over 200 pies.
Our fabulous panel of judges tasted over 200 pies. (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

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