Since CurvyMama is always on the lookout for good pie, and good pie adventures, she made the most of a recent business trip to New Orleans and tracked down a couple of pie places to put on your list. We’ve certainly added them to ours. I was facing pretty strict limitations on my time in the Big Easy, since I was going there for a conference for my Regular Job. But I was determined to use every scrap of down time to find good pie, and a little advance Googling helped point me in
Nothing says “spring” like rhubarb pie, especially after the ##$$&*$&$%(%^&U! winter we’ve had here in D.C. And even though this alluring fruit popped up uncharacteristically early this year, it couldn’t have come a second too soon. When I spotted the reddish green stalks at my wonderful little market last week, I practically burst into tears. The winter’s really over! It’s spring! That’s why this month’s Pie of the Month Club selection
From Los Angeles The Pie Hole CurvyMama goes to L.A. a lot, but often doesn’t get the time to scout out the great pie places lurking in the City of Angels. On a recent visit, though, we extended our stay and managed to squeeze in a joyous little jaunt to a pie shop worthy of your attention. What’s going on in The Pie Hole’s kitchen deserves attention all by itself, but for another reason, too: it’s emblematic of the real ascent of downtown Los Angeles as a viable place to
I had a stroke of supreme good fortune the other day: I got to bake pies with former Washington Post food critic Phyllis Richman. She was gracious enough to show me the secret to her favorite lemon pie. It was such a lovely afternoon! We sipped green tea and told stories while we rolled pie dough and mixed filling. Thanks to Phyllis, I learned how to make a lemon pie that you will totally love. The way I made a pie connection with this beloved and revered food writer was nothing short of a bizar
The winter cranberry fest continues! As I told you the other day, I’ve been answering the call of the cranberries that have been singing to me from my freezer. And what cheerier fruit is there to work with on a bitter snowy night (like the one we’re having in D.C. right now) than those bright red little globes? Listening to some good rootsy American music and staring at a bowlful of cranberries, I put together another cranberry chorus that I hope you’ll like. I have to say: I l
Sometimes making too much pie can make a girl wistful; wistful for the days of chocolate chip cookies, sour cream chocolate Bundt cakes, plum crisps and blueberry cobblers. In these very quiet, relatively pie-free January weeks, I’ve been listening to that voice from the past and making more homey treats. In the last couple of days I needed to answer the siren call of cranberries. Bags and bags of them have been singing to me from my freezer, and I couldn’t stand it anymore. TheyR
We are so excited! Bethesda Magazine has just come out with its favorite foods of the year, and CurvyMama Pies is on it! That’s right: food writer Carole Sugarman posted a list of the 10 yummiest things she ate all year, and our pies were one of them! She gave particular love to our cherry, French Silk and banana cream. Our pies are occupying some pretty rarified air on that list; they’re right there next to creations by chefs Yannick Cam, Robert Wiedmaier and Bryan Voltaggio. Whoa!
When we flew to L.A. early on Thanksgiving morning to visit the CurvyMama parents, we never imagined that the sun would set on the biggest pie holiday of the year without our having set eye–or teeth–on even one slice of pie. But that’s what happened. The three smiling people above are the collective face of an amazing pie journey that began with shock and sadness–a pie-less Thanksgiving? Really??–and ended in a happy feast made possible by a massive gush of sympathe
I couldn’t help it. I tried to come home from work and relax, do a few things around the house, curl up with a good book. But the zucchini was calling me, with its thin, whiny voice, from the refrigerator. Okay, I thought, I can resist that skinny-ass zucchini. It was when the avocado chimed in that I lost all hope. Okay, forget it! I give up! I said, throwing down my book in disgust and dragging myself off the couch. I’ll bake something! Just be quiet! What, you say? Bake some
Wedding pie? Absolutely! That’s what lovebirds Lindsday Steedman and Arkadiy Naumov thought when they asked me to bake pies for their wedding here in Maryland last summer. And now their gorgeous event–and our pies!–are featured in Washingtonian magazine! Check out the beautiful day that Lindsay and Arkadiy created. I’m thrilled that CurvyMama was able to play a delicious little part in it.