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Last week, I reviewed a fun cookbook that prompted a couple of you to recommend the movie The Waitress starring Keri Russell. You talk, I listen. I did indeed rent the movie, and I'm so glad I did.
Jenna (Keri Russell) is a waitress in a roadside diner that serves only pies: savory pies, sweet pies, breakfast pies and dinner pies. Every day she creates a special pie with a special name, which reflects her mood. Take a look at the trailer for some examples and for the basic premise of the film.
This is a great foodie movie, which rises above the predictable to be appealing to a wide audience. Treat yourself to a fun evening and watch The Waitress.
Of course, by the time The Waitress was over, I had a major hankering to bake pies. A number of years ago I found James McNair's Pie Cookbook at the bookstore and brought it home with me. I've made several of the recipes, which were easy to follow and very yummy. Oh, and the photographs are absolutely stunning, as you can tell from the cover.
The first section of the cookbook is all about the basics: ingredients, how to make a crust, and tips and tricks. McNair also includes a section on different types of crusts and another on different types of toppings.
The heart of the cookbook is divided into two sections. The first is titled "Seasonal Pies" and consists of fruit, vegetable, and nut pies of all kinds (all for dessert). Here's where you'll find blueberry, rhubarb, key lime, and pecan pie recipes. The second section is called "Staple Pies" and includes everything from Ginger Creme Brulee Pie to Hot Chocolate Pie to Canadian Maple Sugar Pie.
I'll be sure to share a recipe from the cookbook later in the year. In the meantime, I hope you have a book and a movie night in your future.
I'm not sure it will be easy to find a new copy of Pie, but your library may have a copy.
Published by Chronicle Books, 1989
YTD: 3Rating: B
Source: Bought (see review policy)
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