Sweety Pies: An Uncommon Collection of Womanish Observations, with Pie

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Taunton Press, 2007 - Cooking - 171 pages
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“Women sharpen women. I’m convinced that you can learn a lot about a woman based on what she feeds herself and the people she loves; a woman’s recipes--especially her prized recipes--are a revelation of who the woman is: what she thinks, how she behaves, what she values, and how she lives her life.”
This is a collection of 70 such pie recipes, gathered from the women in author Patty Pinner’s life--family, friends, women who are part of her own personal history. What distinguishes this book is its utterly beguiling storytelling--each recipe is accompanied by a story told on the woman known for making the pie, from Sister Baby’s Buttermilk Pie to Miss Hatfield and Her Jelly Pies. It also filled with the truths handed down by our mothers (or that we wish had been handed down by our mothers) like: “An unhappy husband will ask for toasted snow” and “You don’t want a man who is jealous of nothing or everything.” This is a cookbook that’s about love, life, family, friendship, and community as much as it is about the recipes.
 

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Pinner, who works for the post office in Saginaw, MI, comes from a large family of cooks and bakers. Her first book,Sweets: Soul Food Desserts & Memories , includes some of her favorite pie recipes ... Read full review

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It just doesn’t get any
better than seeing the gorgeous “Mrs. Anita Pelaez” over at her and her
husband “Captain Kutchie’s” place..Some Folks Also Call Him..”The
KutchMan others call him The
Kutchmon!”…Most Just Call Him “The Most
Interesting Man In The World”….(Anita and Kutchie Pelaez’s Key West, Key
Lime Pie Factory and Grill)…Just watching the lovely couple baking together all those Yummy
Key Lime Pies at their Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill in Asheville.
…It’s always worth the trip to visit them in they’re Historic Key Lime
Pie Factory and Grill…It should be on everyone’s bucket list for
sure..And The World’s Best Key Lime Pies!..YUM-YUM-YUM….­­.”Talk About
World Class” What An Understatement!…….AA­­HHHHH!….The Magic Of The
Lovely..”Mrs. Anita Pelaez” And Her Delicious Key Lime Pies Baked With
Pure Love…Always……40 Years And They’re Still Going Strong….
….May GOD Continue Blessing “Anita And Kutchie Pelaez” and They’re World
Famous Key Lime Pie Factory And Grill Where The Personalities, Ovens And
Smiles Are Always Warm And Inviting. “Kutcharitaville” You’re The Best We Love You!….
…Now You Know Who Is The Hottest!…And Baby Let Me Tell You, Mrs. Anita Is No Act…She’s The Real Thing Baby!…
….Located Near The Biltmore House And Estate…..
….Who Could Ask For Anything More?…Anita’s Key Lime Pie…(Hell Yes!)
….Just Think, Kutchie’s Goody Goody Cheese Burgers, The Original Cheese Burgers In Paradise!
….That Alone Is Quite A Pretty Big Deal If You Ask Me. ….”Hell”,..It’s A Pretty Big Deal Even If You Don’t Ask Me.
 

Contents

Introduction
2
A Good Pie Crust
5
Berry Pies
15
Cereal Pies
41
Cream Custard Pies
63
Fruit Pies
87
Nut Sweet Vegetable Pies
115
Meringue Pies
143
Index
169
backcover
175
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About the author (2007)

Patty Pinner is the author of Sweets: A Collection of Soul Food Desserts and Memories, which Maida Heater called “a rare treasure.” An employee of the U.S. Postal Service, she lives in Saginaw, Michigan.

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