TBT Recipe: Concord Grape Pie

TBT Recipe: Concord Grape Pie

This week’s TBT recipe is timely. It’s is October and the high season for concord grapes. “Season” is a graceful word to use here. The season is way too short, so now is the time to buy, bake, juice, cook, do whatever you can with these lovely...
My Mother’s French Silk Pie from Alex Hitz

My Mother’s French Silk Pie from Alex Hitz

In Wednesday’s cookbook review for The Art of the Host, I noted that the 100 recipes in the book are gathered into twelve chapters for holiday events. The first holiday in the book? Thanksgiving. Dessert for author Alex Hitz is cardinal so he has three for this...
Macaroni Pie Ferrara Style

Macaroni Pie Ferrara Style

    As a kid Fridays were tough for me. I ate at public school but, in deference to Catholics, they served only fish-sticks mac-and-cheese. Friday night at home, my mother was only mac-and-cheese. She was not a “from scratch” kind of cook so I saw a lot of...
Erbazzone or Savory Spring Pie from Emilia Romagna

Erbazzone or Savory Spring Pie from Emilia Romagna

    The name here says savory pie but it really is a spring vegetable pie from Northern Italy. And, the crust uses lard. Do not freak, do not substitute. Go in search of lard and discover how different and grand pie dough can be. Yes, people will tell you...