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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Celebrate National Pi Day ... With Pie!

Wayne Thiebaud, Pies, 1961
For more info about Thiebaud's works, request this book
Posted by Staff

Today is National Pi Day (3.14, get it?).  Last year we discussed mathmatical topics in books, but today, we'll go with something almost everyone loves - pie!   If you didn't already know, pie has supplanted cupcakes as the new fashionable dessert. To celebrate the day, and the dessert, the staff have selected some of their favorite cookbooks that feature excellent pie recipies (not all are sweet).  Give one a try!

Susan C.: Greek Revival: Cooking for Life by Patricia Moore.  Spanakopita pastides (spinach and dill pie); look at the picture, follow the recipe, yum.

Judy T.: Pie: 300 Tried and True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie.  Jack Daniels Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie.  A slice of this pie, served warm, is heavenly; you can omit the Jack Daniels and it's just as good.

Alana T.: Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook.  Green Chile Apple Pie.  I couldn't find a cookbook with this NM favorite, but all you need to do is add 1/2 cup roasted, peeled green chile (as hot as you can stand it) to any good apple pie recipe - it's fantastic.

Mary M.: Vegan Pie In the Sky by I.C. Moskowitz and T.H. Romero.  Kittee's Sweet Potato Hand Pies.  The hand pies are adorable, and what's not to love about sweet potatoes?!

Lisa E.: The Farm Market Cookbook by J. Olney.  Granny Smith Apple Pie.  The closest recipe I could find to my grandma's recipe which our family loved.

Ike D.: Williams Sonoma Sweet Treats by C.B. Weil.  Easy Cheesey Pie.  Eight step fruit cheesecake that you can make with your kids.

Ike D.: The Kid's Holiday Baking Book by R. Black.  Creamy Autumn Apple Pie.  Oh so simple, even the pie crust - but the addition of sour cream is what makes it supreme.

Dani G.: Green Market Baking Book by L.C. Martin.  Nick's Favorite Apple Pie.  A pie recipe sweetened naturally, no added sugar.

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