eSpotlight Extra - The Big Library Read has Started! Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott

Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott

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I'm going to get this started by asking everyone-- is it weird to read a cookbook for an online book group? It did seem a little strange to me at first, but I think that it's actually a pretty natural choice. Everyone eats, right?! That's something we all have in common. I would wager that a large number of us like to talk about food, too -- especially dessert! What do you think? BTW, I have my eye on the Apricot Pie in chapter five!

Give me pie over cake any day! (It's all in the crust.) I look forward to approaching pie construction the McDermott way.

Crust making isn't my strength! Hopefully this will help me improve! :)

Who doesn't remember the days of our youth when our mothers, grandmothers and other relatives would bake pies at home? Recall the smells of fresh, warm pie just taken from the oven traveling throughout the kitchen and house! Comfort food that brings us smiles on our faces throughout the year and special holidays/occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July or at County Fairs. I remember a silly phrase I heard as a kid that express how I feel about pies - "Give me Liberty or Give Me Piece of Pie!"

I'm so excited for this book. Its been my 2017 goal to bake more, and I've been wanting to experiment more with pies. I can't wait to get started!

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