Wednesday, March 23, 2005
This photo was taken last September, at the First Annual Brooklyn Pie Social in Dumbo. Dozens of Brooklyn locals showed up with their homemade pies, which were sold to the eager public for a dollar a slice. Over $4000 was raised for nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park. I'm holding a plum tart, made with late-summer Italian prune plums. Because of the color, the tart disappeared quickly, while the more trad (and beige) apple pie took a while to move. Clearly, flash sells. The event was organized by the pie-lovin' folks from Bubby's Restaurant, who are coming out with their own pie cookbook later this year. I now own a very fabulous bright red t-shirt with a proud "Pie Socialist" logo on it, which coordinates very nicely with my gingham apron.