“Pie has the power to transform a meal into a celebration and friends into family,” writes pie queen Petra Paradez. Her cleverly written book gets to the root of exactly why pie – be it sweet or savory – brings such joy. The 90 recipes include classics from the US (Key Lime Pie), Britain (Cheese and Onion Pie), and beyond.
"Pie for Everyone" means what it says: Armed with its recipes, you'll be able to make pie for vegans, gluten avoiders, lard fanciers, whole-grain purists and butter-crust traditionalists. The last group will be especially happy. Petra Paredez, a wizard with a rolling pin who founded Petee's Pie Company in New York, has a method for sneaking more butter into pie dough than I thought possible. This produces the melting, tender deliciousness that those of us who admire Petee's know well. There are small, improving deviations from standard recipes throughout the book, but tradition is the backbone of "Pie for Everyone."'--Pete Wells, The New York Times