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Friday, March 11, 2016

Celebrate Pi Day with Pie!

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Pi Day is coming up on March 14th and joining in on this celebration of mathematics by baking (and eating) pie is both fun and delicious. One of the fun parts of baking for many of us is looking through recipes and pictures in cookbooks.  Here are some cookbooks that are available in our library system that are sure to get you baking!

Teeny's Tour of Pie: A Cookbook by Teeny Lamothe
Teeny Lamothe is a young woman on a mission—and the mission is pie. Charming, passionate, determined, Teeny traveled America to work with the country's best bakers and learn their techniques, tricks, and wisdom. Now she shares the fruits of her apprenticeship—the crumbs and crusts of her crusade—in Teeny’s Tour of Pie, a delectable journey into total pie immersion. 

Here are more than 55 pies, sweet and savory, plus a complete crust primer, and all of it seasoned throughout with Teeny’s humor and inspiration.

French chefs are the masters of tortes and other pastries, and Italians make the world's best ice creams, but no one surpasses American cooks when it comes to making pies. Whether the flaky crust is filled with sweet summer berries, tart apples, chocolate custard, or coconut cream, almost everyone will choose a well-made pie over any other dessert.

James McNair now presents his easy, step-by-step procedures for making the perfect crust, along with thirty-five recipes for tantalizing pie fillings. 

Totally Pies Cookbook by Helene Siegel, Karen Gillingham
It’s the ever popular, never humble pie. Fabulously flaky, famously festive, filled with every flavor from key lime to coconut, raspberry to rhubarb, peach to pear to plum to pumpkin, pies never fail to please. Some have crumbly crusts, some are topped with nuts, some are served piping hot, some scream for ice cream on top. Whether sweet or savory, warm or chilled, we promise you’ll wanna eat ’em, not throw ’em.

Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook by Farm Journal
The best dessert and main-dish pies in the country. Includes 700 recipes. Some of the recipes include Country Blueberry Pies, Custard Pies, Popcorn Ice Cream Pie, Frosted Ice Cream Pie, Brownie Pie, Apricot Pie a la Mode, North Pole Cherry Pie, Pumpkin Pie Alaska. The recipes in this cookbook were submitted by farm wives in the 1960's so you'll be delighted to find unusual recipes as well as the traditional.

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