I am in love. I am in love with a book…all about pie. From as far back as I can remember, pies have donned the table of every family gathering. Whether it was Thanksgiving or Christmas, Easter or Mother’s Day, or even The Fourth of July, pie seemed to take the lead as the star of the dessert show.
My husband has long known of my self-admitted pie obsession, and gave me a fabulous birthday present this year: A Year of Pies: A Seasonal Tour of Home Baked Pies by one of my fav do-it-yourselfers Ashley English. After just one flip of the page I knew I was in love. Oh my. Each pie looks better than the last, and my girls and I found ourselves nestled on our couch, thumbing through the crisp pages, vowing to make each and every pie in the book by the end of 2013.
Inspired by the contents of this book, we decided to host an afternoon of pie tasting. Yes, you heard that correctly. We spent Monday afternoon, crowded in our warm kitchen with family and friends, eating nothing but pie and drinking mead and coffee. (I mean, you can’t very well eat a honey pie without honey mead to go with it now can you?) I think it was the tastiest afternoon I have enjoyed in some time. Yum.