Join Me at the KCRW Pie Contest
This summer I worked on a few recipes to enter into this pie contest. My Aunt May used to make the best pies, from rhubarb to sour cherry--my favorite! I'll be entering a pie for each of the contest categories, including cream, fruit, Metropolis II inspired (Chris Burden's toy-car megalopolis project), nut, and savory. The event is free and open to the public. Come out and taste my pies and let me know if you are coming so I am sure to look for you.
"Join KCRW for the Annual Good Food Pie Contest. Home cooks and professionals alike will be judged by some of LA's best chefs and food writers. Cheer on the competitors, or just enjoy a slice.
When: Saturday, September 8th, 2012 from 2-4 P.M.
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323)
Parking: Park in the Pritzker Parking Garage, on Sixth Street just east of Fairfax Avenue. The charge is $10 and may be prepaid at all Welcome Centers, with credit cards accepted.
Good Food's own Evan Kleiman will preside over the afternoon pie festivities which will include music provided by a KCRW DJ, pie tasting, and much more! Patina will offer food and beverages for sale on the half moon terrace adjacent to the pie contest from 11:30am to 4pm. Come spend the day at LACMA and grab some picnic fare before or after you taste the pies! For pie tasting, guests are asked to find the KCRW Welcome Table in Hancock Park just north of the Ahmanson Building for one free pie tasting ticket. Tickets are limited based on the number of entries and will be given to guests on a first come, first served basis. *Anyone wearing an apron to LACMA on Saturday, September 8th will gain free admission to the museum.
Jonathan Gold of the LA Times
Russ Parsons of the LA Times
Zoe Nathan of Huckleberry, Rustic Canyon and Milo and Olive
Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County
Lesley Barger Suter of Los Angeles Magazine
Lesley Balla of Angeleno Magazine and Chowballa.com
Karen Hatfield of Hatfield's and Sycamore Kitchen
Shannon Swindle of Craft
Dave Lieberman of the OC Weekly
Joy the Baker, Blogger and Cookbook Author
David LeFevre of M.B. Post
Sherry Yard of Spago
Greg Henry, blogger behind Sippity Sup and author of forthcoming cookbook Savory Pies"
The competition was a great adventure. I got to meet many of the other bakers, a lot of the public attending, and serve up all my pies. The first pie to be gobbled up was my Costa Rican savory pie. A few photos from that day below.
Judges and Huell Howser (sunglasses)