I have made exactly two pecan pies my entire life. You're looking at them. Truth be told it's all that high-fructose corn syrup most recipes call for that keeps me from baking them more often. That just may have to change though, now that pecan pies are the official state pie of Texas. Besides, they ... More >>
The recently elected Senator Charles Schwertner has been busier than a beehive down in Austin. In addition to standing up for conservative values and cracking down on illegal immigration, the senator just filed a very important piece of legislation. If it passes the 83rd Legislature of the State of ... More >>
Editor's note: Finally, to wrap up National Pie Day, Englishman Gavin Cleaver takes a break from huffing oak smoke to tell us about some of his nation's favorite filled pastry treats. Read this and ask yourself how English cuisine ever got such a bad reputation.
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Good news, those of you whose New Year's resolutions have expired, this Wednesday is National Pie Day! Not to be confused with Pi Day, which is on March 14, or 3.14 for you nerds out there, Pie Day is the day in which we celebrate the miracle of pie.
Pie was first invented by Sir Alexandris Pie, o ... More >>
Someone's running a boondoggle over at the White Rock Local Market. They're hosting a pie contest at the "everything market" this Saturday and have called on any-and-all home bakers to fetch their most-prized from-scratch pies for a little judging. Brilliant plan, WRLM. They bake the pies and you ea ... More >>
Strawn's Eat Shop first opened in Shreveport in 1944 as a diner serving home-style burgers, fried chicken and strawberry ice-box pie. The latter has garnered national recognition and a slew of salivating fans from far and wide.
I didn't know about the pie hoopla of Shreveport until I got an email ... More >>
Mr. MacintoshMegan Wilkes can't help herself. When talking business, every word she utters that contains a long "I" is fodder for another pie pun. She calls herself a pie-oneer for instance. She's always looking for her next great pie-dea.
Fortunately her baking skills outdo her sacchar ... More >>
No, Thanksgiving/Footballsgiving/Foodsgiving/Fightsgiving/Shopsgiving/Bingegiving isn't a competition, but once I caught wind of the profession of love, adoration and profanity that Alice was going to publicly give my favorite American holiday, I realized I had to come forward with one of my own.
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Texas Pecan trees have taken a punch. The USDA predicts our state's trees will collectively produce 40 millions pounds of pecans this year, which is 30 million pounds less than the 2010 crop.
The Sunnyvale Pecan orchard east of Dallas is closed for the season. And today I spoke with Red Gra ... More >>
In Happy Endings, foodbitch goes on the hunt for Dallas' unsung and unsurpassed desserts. Today: the coconut cream pie at Malai.
After finishing off a delicate salmon dish at Malai, our incredibly perky waitress convinced me to try the coconut cream pie. She swore everybody loved it. Everybo ... More >>
The unofficial Food Truck and Trailer Week continues, this time with Brenda and Pat Barnhart's The Bomb Fried Pies & Fried Guacamole. The husband and wife team own and operate a trailer from which they offer fried hand pies in several flavors, among them cherry and apricot, and, of course, de ... More >>
There's nothing more evocative of farmhouse cuisine than a pie, so it's fitting that Bolsa -- the Oak Cliff locus of field-to-fork dining -- has hired a pie maker to handle its pastry menu.
BolsaKate Nelson, owner of the 2-year-old pie catering company Piecurious, began making pies for Bolsa ... More >>
Kristy YangMecca Restaurant's Lemon Meringue. Jealous? See the full slideshow. Not sure if you've heard, but pie is totally the new cupcake. Yeah, it's everywhere, dude. The New York Times even wrote about it, saying New York and San Francisco are centers of pie innovation. Not to be out deli ... More >>
Sara KernsAfter my last date at a seafood establishment, I was leery to go to another one. But when a new guy suggested S. & D. Oyster Company for our dinner date, I felt relieved and said "of course." If you've never eaten at S. & D. Oyster Company, you must go there...as soon as possible. T ... More >>