Sunday, May 1, 2011
The World Needs More Pie meets the Diva of Do-Ahead
I have to admit that I'm pretty particular about the blogs I read; there are a lot of women out there who whine about their very full lives---get a grip---OK? I had lunch today with Beth Howard who lost her husband 2 years ago, and has endured the grieving process all the while thinking about how she could share with others...to make a long story short, this city girl moved into the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa (no we don't have Peace Corp reps there) and started the Pitchfork Pie Stand, selling apple pies to tourists who pull up out of curiosity to see what all the commotion is about and to visit the American Gothic house. Here's Beth at the Art Institute in Chicago with the former owners!
blog and read about all her adventures. She'll be heading back to Iowa in a few weeks and the pie stand will open on May 20th. If you are looking for pie tips, this article in Midwest Living is terrific.
The best tip I got today, after admitting that I'm a total flake (sorry) at pie making is that pies aren't meant to be perfect, and that isn't what pie is all about---so take that Martha Stewart!
I hope you had a great weekend, I'll be back tomorrow with some food adventures, until then enjoy your evening. American Gothic, c.1930 Finest LAMINATED Print Grant Wood 12x15