Sunday, November 14, 2010

For 2011, it's all about the pie

I can't tell you how relieved I am that the tide seems to be turning from cupcakes to pie, which I adore much more. It's been said before, but 2011 is definitely shaping up to be the year of pie.
Here's a few slices of the pie scene:
On Thursday, Machine Project hosts a pop-up pie shop benefiting the L.A. Regional Food Bank. Julia Luke is art director, Sarah Williams is pie director. Yes, pie these days comes complete with art directors.
Another commentary on the intersection of pie and art is Pielab, an Alabama community project born out of the art scene, recently profiled in the New York Times magazine.
Simple Things, opening soon at 8310 West Third St., specializes in pie and sandwiches. The chef is Carrie Cusack, who's been bringing her Frankie & Tiny pies to the Silver Lake Farmer's Market and elsewhere for the past year.
And some of my favorite stops at the recent Artisanal L.A. were the pie companies, including:
I Heart Pies, from Emily Cofrancesco, with an adorable octopus logo and pies ranging from peanut butter s'mores to maple walnut to strawberry fig.
pie in a jar from All Jarred Up
All Jarred Up pie in a jar company, which ships apple, grape, caramel, banana and more pies for around $6 - $10 each through Etsy.
Tartist.LA, which incorporates touches like pomegranate glaze on a fig tart or Persian honey-vinegar glaze on an apple tart for exquisitely-presented tarts (which after all are just fancy pies).
Where's your favorite pie stop?


Anonymous said...

Don't forget Delilah Bakery in Echo Park! They seriously make the BEST pies. They also took home a 3rd place ribbon at the NPR Pie competition :-)
213.975.9400 tel

Jeff Massie said...

Can anyone recommend a source for mincemeat pie ... or mincemeat tart, or mince anything?

(Other than Marie Callender's, which is always either just out or the counterperson's never heard of it.)

Awesome Guy said...

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