Shared by James Beard cookbook finalist - Art of the Pie® - Kate McDermott, live on the Olympic Culinary Loop's CrabFest Chef's Cooking Demo Stage
where she offered culinary encouragement that "Nobody and ONLY eat seafood! We have to balance our diet with a slice of pie!"
In late 2007, I was asked by Saveur Magazine if I might share my Blackberry Pie recipe to be included in The Saveur 10th Annual 100 that was published in February of 2008. Saveur calls that issue their “favorite foods, restaurants, drinks, people, places, and things.” So, believe you me, it was a very big deal and a great honor for me to be included.
The picture of my pie was the magazine’s centerfold…
You can taste and smell the blackberry briar in this pie.
In the Fall of 2007 Liz Pearson, Saveur Magazine's kitchen director, emailed these words to Kate after she tested her recipe out..."I can't get over the crust--it's certainly the best one we've ever tested in the kitchen. It will also be the one I use at home from now on! It's rare that we receive recipes that are so delicious and accurate on the first try. I can't thank you enough, Kate!"