Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life

Art of the Pie A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts Fillings and Life Kate McDermott who learned to make pie from her Iowa grandmother has taught the time honored craft of pie making to thousands of people Here she shares her secrets to great crusts including gluten f

  • Title: Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life
  • Author: Kate McDermott Andrew Scrivani
  • ISBN: 9781581573275
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kate McDermott, who learned to make pie from her Iowa grandmother, has taught the time honored craft of pie making to thousands of people Here she shares her secrets to great crusts including gluten free options , fabulous fillings, and to living a good life This is the only PIE cookbook you need.

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    1. Since I am in the midst of a month-long sugar detox, this recipe book was probably not the best choice of reading material, lol. I was tempted by it when I logged into my library's ebook webpage and found it was being offered to everyone as part of the Big Library Read program--March 16-30, 2017. I enjoyed reading about Kate McDermott's inspiring life journey as well as browsing through her mouth-watering pie recipes. I have never found pie crust making as tricky as she makes it sound and will p [...]

    2. Funny thing happened to me with this book - I actually didn't LOVE it the first time I read it. I thought it was a little trite, a little cliché, a little too cutesy"In life, like in pie, you must vent"d so on. I read this over a month ago and something just told me that I needed to withhold my initial judgment until I could actually make the pie. After all, once you get past the introduction (which was mostly about how pie making can be applied to life and vice versa) the pie making teach part [...]

    3. ETA: The thin-skinned author replied to this review and has since deleted her defensive comment. She listed multiple hardships in her life that get no mention in the book. Adding actual substance and detail from those events, and discussing how pie-baking helped her in those times could have helped the book immensely. She should have dug deep, been brave and human and honest, and shared those stories, or stuck with a strict recipe book and skipped the cliches and platitudes.--------------------- [...]

    4. Kate McDermott has written the bible on pie. With recipes that cover different types of fillings and crusts, both sweet and savory, to the personal stories of her life, this is a book you will read cover to cover. With her common sense approach, she demystifies the art of making and baking pies. If you are new to pie baking, Kate will teach you how to become a confident and successful baker and reminds us to always add the secret ingredient, love, to all of our pies. Buy this book, it is one you [...]

    5. Pies are amazing, but pie dough is terrifying. This book made it not terrifying; in fact, it made pie dough friendly. It's a cookbook that made me want to try something I'd never done and helped me produce delicious results, and it somehow also got me to by in to sentimental headnotes about love, which is saying something.

    6. Eu aaaaaadorei esse livro. A forma como a autora conta anedotas e liga lições de vida com a arte de fazer tortas é absolutamente fantástica e charmosa. Meu único porém é que senti falta de mais fotos para explicar melhor algumas coisas, como por exemplo fazer o topo da torta entrelaçado. Fora isso, AMEEEEI!

    7. "A Practical Guide" indeed. Lots of great recipes, but more importantly, lots of great tips and tricks for making your pastries. A great book to take my Great British Bake Off binging to the next level.I checked out this book from Overdrive's Big Library Read, but it's one I'd definitely add to my cookbook collection.

    8. ETA: Fellow readers, be aware that if you review this book, no matter how you rate it, the author will insist on commenting. It's a polite, innocuous comment, but that's not the point. If you delete said comment, she will repost it. An amateur author move and an annoying marketing move at best, but that it's being done for other than the official GR author page adds a layer of creepiness and passive-aggression. Busting this book down to one star for this. It's indicative of the same annoying app [...]

    9. Kate McDermott's Art of the Pie, A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life has recipes for pie dough, definitions for Leaf Lard and Butter Dough, glossary for pie making terms (short), directions for weaving a lattice top for a pie, signatures for pie makers such as vents, appliqués, crimps, flutes, and lattices, a chapter on Old-Fashioned Rhubarb and Citrus Pies such as Lemon Meringue, Shaker Lemon Pie, and Shaker Blood Orange Pie, a chapter on Savory Supper Pies such as Cottage [...]

    10. Excellent, detailed recipes for a large variety of pies. There are clear instructions, both wordy and concise. Options for gluten free crusts as well as gluten free. The pictures are so pretty, I wanted to whip out the pie pans and make some myself.

    11. I found almost everything about this cookbook to be pretty insufferable, be it the author's rambling blocks of self indulgent text, the fact that everything's "artisan" and "heritage", or her advice to leave apple skins on (you read that right).But the thing that really gets my goat is that she duplicates recipes to an insane degree. I've never seen anything like this before.For example, there are literally 16 different recipes for what amounts to the same pie. We're talking recipes where the so [...]

    12. This book made me want to spend all day in the kitchen just baking (and that hasn't happened for a long time). I made the chicken pot pie and the traditional apple pie. The lard and butter crust was amazing! I didn't render my own lard as she suggested (I thought that was going a bit overboard). I just bought it at Walmart. I loved the practical advice and personal stories she included.

    13. A Big Library Read book that I borrowed from the Vermont online library. I really have to buy this one. It is full of wonderful fillings and ideas.

    14. I read this book as part of the Big Library read program. Not the best food book I've read, but very useful and interesting at the same time. I want to make her cheddar cheese pie dough. The apple and sausage pie looks amazing. I learned a little more about cooking fruit. If you need to be gluten free- read this book . need a gluten free vegan pie cruste has it The best thing about this book - you know how long she has been working at her craft. And how many errors she made

    15. Yum! Delicious from beginning to end. As soon as I closed the book, I ran out to buy flour, butter, and berries.

    16. So many great pie recipes, especially for those who grow their own produce. Gooseberry pies, apricot pies, peach blackberry, lots of rhubarb variations, etc.

    17. "I believe anyone can make pie, and over the years I have taught thousands to do so."In her introduction to this fabulous new book about pie making, Kate McDermott shares all the pie secrets she's accumulated over the decades she has spent making pies. I love her rules of pie making and life, especially number one: "Keep everything chilled, especially yourself." So wise. My grandmother was a Pie Maker. Every Sunday we ate Sunday dinner with my grandparents at their home in the country, and my gr [...]

    18. I loved the writingl rolled up in the practical advice I will take to heart and try, try again (to bake an edible pie).

    19. You know how Ratatouille (the rat from Pixar's Ratatouille, not the casserole) is inspired by watching a celebrity chef with the simple message, "anyone can cook"? And how hearing that made Ratatouille feel like this?Well, Kate McDermott made me feel like Ratatouille, and that's a wonderful thing. Her book is full of encouraging, inspiring thoughts meant to basically get you off your ass, into the kitchen, and making some pie. The challenges of pie--the delicate pastry, the dangers of an overflo [...]

    20. Art of the Pie is good, as cookbooks go, and the recipes for gluten-free crusts and how to make/handle them are definite keepers. But I always hesitate to recommend cookbooks with very-hard-to-find main ingredients. In this case: Leaf Lard. I found a recommended source on Etsy, but since I live in Canada it would not be easy to get my hands on some of this prohibitively-expensive ingredient. Which discourages me from trying any recipes which include a pie crust (i.e. most of the book). I think I [...]

    21. Ok, when I first started this, I probably rolled my eyes a lot. Come onemed a bit pretentious with all the philosophy regarding flour and butter. And to be honest, I skipped around a lot to get to the point. However, there were some really interesting things in here about fruit and thickeners. In fact, this was full of treasures once you really dive in. I'm slightly obsessed with this book now. She even lists all of the pie holidays throughout the yearI'm all for celebrating appropriately!!! So [...]

    22. OK, I'll admit: I haven't made any of the pies yet. But I've looked through many of the recipes, and this book is beautifully presented with recipes that look really yummy. It was a gift, and I read enough and enjoyed enough to feel confident in reviewing it.If you like pie; if you like to make pie; if you like to think about eating pie; this is the book for you! It's a little oriented toward the west coast, with some berries that are found only there. Even though I'm in Pennsylvania, though, th [...]

    23. 1) All-butter crust: The same as my usual crust recipe but with 2 tbsp less butter. *shrug*2) Sharp cheddar crust: Yummy! 3) Sausage and apple pie: Tasty concept, needs tweaking. As-is, definitely should not be made with a bottom crust we wound up throwing the bottom crust away completely, as it was soggy white glop from day 1. If I made it again I would add some flour to the filling because even though the apples are pre-cooked, a lot more liquid still cooks out of them. Ideally that would also [...]

    24. Art of the Pie is a great guide and tutorial for anyone who loves sweets (like me) and who loves the idea of baking (like me) and wants to know how to do it right (okay, kinda like me.)There are great and easy to make recipes for gluten free and low carb crusts for people (like me) who don't want to skimp on taste and flavor but have certain dietary restrictions.Beautiful, full color pictures with plenty of popular recipes for pie fillings, Art of the Pie demonstrates that it takes just a little [...]

    25. I just love pie and this book has some very tempting recipes. but even better, it is chock full of tips and suggestions. The author does share a bit about her life journey throughout (but it's not overdone) which I don't mind at all, it makes this more than a cookbook. I've made many pies in my life but am excited to try some of hers and to especially implement some of her "secret" tips. I'm even going to make my own crust with her recipe(s). What pie to start with? triple berry? cranberry? Or p [...]

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