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Edition: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Date of issue: May 10th 2014
ISBN: 1280663669
ISBN 13: 9781280663666
The author of the book: Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 857 KB

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I’d read every book to date by both Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero except this one, and have really liked or loved them all, so even though I’m not much of a pie person I decided I had to read this cookbook. I also suspected that I’d get some ideas for vegan pot lucks, and I’m always looking for great pot luck contributions.

This book has good instructions and the whole thing is very readable. It’s entertaining, informative, with clear text throughout. Many of the recipes are very creative.

There are helpful drawings for preparation of crusts, etc. There are scrumptious looking and wonderful photos for most, though not all, of the recipes. And in the back, there are photos, as well as names, for most of the testers, which is a cute touch. (In fact, I found it odd that since virtually all the recipes have photos, that they simply don’t all have photos.)

Pie is used loosely here as there are some other types of recipes. For instance, there are many varieties of cheesecakes.

Now, here is the funny thing. I’m not a huge pie fan. I love pumpkin and chocolate and others, but it’s usually the fillings I like, and usually I’d be happier with pudding and other of the insides, just in a bowl. No crusts. But this book won me over to crusts. There were several I think I’d like: olive oil double crust; chocolate olive oil shortbread crust and shortbread & chocolate shortbread crusts; gingersnap crust; and press-in almond crust.

As far as the fruit pies go, most look delicious, though I’m not so sure about the basil in the peach pie. Maybe too inventive for me? The hand pies look particularly good (in the other pie types too) but that’s partly because they look fun to eat. But, if I’m going to eat all that sugar, I’d probably rather just have plain fruit and save my sugar for more decadent desserts. For those who like fruit pies though, there are many and they looked tempting even to me.

I used to love creamy type pies so this section was disappointing for me. Coconut is present in most of the recipes. For those who enjoy coconut, these pies might be a hit, but most I’d have to substitute ingredients.

The harvest pies section had a few recipes appealing to me, including the one the authors said was best to start with/easy, the cosmos apple pie. I also would like to try the voluptuous pumpkin pie, the sweet potato cobbler, the figgy apple hand pies, and the French toast apple cobbler.

In the chocolate pies section, 4 recipes stood out for me: old-fashioned chocolate pudding pie, chocolate mousse tart, Manhattan mud pie, and the chocolate orange hazelnut tarts.

In the toppings section the chocolate drizzle and the macadamia crème both looked really good.

I’m the first to admit that I’m a big of a picky eater. I suspect most eaters and cooks will find more recipes than I did.

I’m just delighted to find some pie crusts I like. And that first chocolate pie recipe I listed is a must make for me. And I think many of these recipes would be perfect pot luck items. So, I’m really glad I finally read the book.

Contents:

How To Create the Universe of Bake a Pie from Scratch:
Essential Pie Ingredients
Pie-Making Equipment
How to Spy a Pie
Roll with It: Making Great Homemade Pie Crust

The Recipes:
Pie Crusts
Fruit Pies
Creamy Pies
Harvest Pies
Chocolate Pies
A Few Toppings

Metric Conversions
Acknowledgements
Index
About the Authors

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