Thursday, September 21, 2006

pie socialists stage coup

It's a clear, nippy, really autumn-feeling day out there, which makes me think pie! I'd sure love to make a fabulous apple pie for the PIE SOCIAL this Sunday, but 2 years' of Social experience has taught me that the public is not big on beige. Shiny and fabulous goes, beige just kind of sits there like a sale rack at the Gap,even though my apple pie is, if I may say so, award-winning and really great. So I'm thinking the always-popular French plum tart, and then perhaps the as-yet-uncreated chocolate-coconut cream pie, which K. is gunning for. Shopping for coconut milk and shredded coconut, I was put off by the additives in the packages--propylene glycol and other creepy things, to "preserve freshness and whiteness." Why buy cans and bags when fresh coconuts were skulking, hard and hairy like yaks in the far corner of the produce section? So instead, I've got a real coconut, and will make my own milk and shreds.

I've heard rumours of crawfish pie (mmmm) and I'm certainly hoping last year's lobster pot pie lady comes back. But please, no repeat performance from the cricket-pie dude!

Bring your pies or just your appetites, but certainly bring your friends. See you there!



Karen said...

I'll be there with my Concord Grape Pie! I hope that I get a chance to meet you in person.

Stephanie J. Rosenbaum said...

Mmmm! Please come and say hi--I'll be a flowery apron with a plum tart and a chocolate-coconut pie!

Anonymous said...

So sad I missed you and most of the other pies at the social due to uncontrollable consumer in the furniture stores nearby. I just made it for the last piece of peach pie from some anonymous baker, and now I'll have to wait for next year. Sob, choke.


Stephanie J. Rosenbaum said...

Sorry you missed it! But the Pie Queen will take personal baking orders, if you don't want to wait another year for a slice...