This pie wanted to be a housewarming pie, but the move hadn’t quite happened yet. So it became an easing-the-stress-of-moving pie. Even as that was decided, though, CurvyMama had to navigate a more-delicate issue: making two people with different pie tastes equally happy. Here was what we confronted: Michele loves rhubarb pie. But that’s a tad tart for her wife, Tina, who prefers her rhubarb blended with strawberry. What is a baker to do? We certainly don’t want to cause a mari
From New York City Pie Face New York City www.pieface.com It’s been a while since we posted a pie shop review. But thanks to Jess Tonn, an esteemed member of the CurvyMama Pie-Tasting Posse, we have an intriguing review of a pie shop in the Big Apple. Read on for Jess’ report. A 12-Pie Lunch Break I’ll admit it: I went into my visit to Pie Face in Times Square with a bad attitude. An Australian pie chain in Times Square? How good could it possibly be? And if it was good, I’d be in bi
A bunch of my friends got into an animated discussion the other day on Facebook about buttermilk pie and chess pie. Many of us weren’t too familiar with these pies, hailing as we do from some place other than the South. So I decided that this was a great chance to do another CurvyMama Pies smackdown. If you’re not familiar with our smackdowns, you can calm yourself, because there is no violence involved. It’s just my way of putting two kind-of-similar pies before an audience of
There is something particularly tempting, flirtatious even, about those fruits that make a fleeting appearance. Rhubarb is one of those, and it’s here. And it’s calling your name. Go ahead, order a rhubarb pie! Or order a rhubarb-strawberry pie. You know you want one! And you won’t be able to get it for long!
We are so excited! CurvyMama Pies is featured in this month’s Bethesda Magazine! Take a look at this lovely write-up food editor Carole Sugarman gave us! She even dubbed us a “Food Find.” Yaaaayyyy! In addition to the wonderful things she said about our pies, she supplied all my friends and colleagues with a big laugh, too. See that first line that refers to me as a “mild-mannered reporter”? Even with its witty Clark Kent reference, that line got the emails flying a
Have you noticed? CurvyMama’s got a jazzy new website! You’ve GOT to check us out!! When we started a year and a half ago, we set up a humble little do-it-yourself blog on WordPress, because we thought that’s all we’d need. CurvyMama was heading off to New York City to have an adventure in Bubby’s pie kitchen. (Read about that starting here.) My journalist friends told me I’d be crazy not to blog about that. So I set up a blog, but then one thing led to a
In CurvyMama’s quest for the yummiest pie ever, she vowed to use the fruit-scarce winter months to perfect creamy custardy sorts of pies. As spring takes hold, she’s here to declare that she’s pretty darn satisfied with the results. The latest happiness emanates from this banana cream pie. The combination of crisp, flaky crust, just-barely-ripe bananas and a creamy custard makes me swoon. But because I’ve had occasional trouble with the custard in my cream pies being too
CurvyMama’s pretty happy with her fine self at the moment. After months of dissatisfaction and tinkering, she’s come up with a kick-ass coconut cream pie. I always like it when I get to the happy place with a pie; that place where you pretty much know that you’ve got The Recipe. But it was especially important to me to get to that place with coconut cream. There was something of a genetic imperative involved; hardly anything on earth can make my dad as happy as a union with an
Flash back to childhood: a luscious fat slice of banana cream pie and a fork. Mmm. Okay, so that wasn’t your childhood? Well, it wasn’t mine, either. My mom always kept our house stocked with homemade cookies, cakes or bars. But she didn’t touch pies. Do you have a similar story to tell? Do you need to fill that void with comforting, homemade pie every month? Join CurvyMama’s Pie-of-the-Month club! Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones whose home kitchen window sill was
With a pair of parentheses and one little letter “e,” the pie lovers stole something from the mathematicians: Pi Day. And so it was that CurvyMama–and many other pie makers and pie lovers across the country–celebrated National Pi(e) Day on March 14. We were lucky enough to be invited to a unique celebration that combined the Power of Pie with raising money for a good local cause.