Crazy About Pies: More than 150 Sweet & Savory Recipes for Every Occasion by Krystina Castella, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Crazy About Pies: More than 150 Sweet & Savory Recipes for Every Occasion

Crazy About Pies: More than 150 Sweet & Savory Recipes for Every Occasion

by Krystina Castella
     
 

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Krystina Castella knows how to bake up something yummy; her Crazy About series—with books focusing on cookies, cakes, and cupcakes—has won her legions of fans. Now she's devised the ultimate crowd-pleasing collection of pies and tarts, from sweet treats filled with fruit, cream, custard, and meringue to savory delicacies like quiche. In addition to

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Krystina Castella knows how to bake up something yummy; her Crazy About series—with books focusing on cookies, cakes, and cupcakes—has won her legions of fans. Now she's devised the ultimate crowd-pleasing collection of pies and tarts, from sweet treats filled with fruit, cream, custard, and meringue to savory delicacies like quiche. In addition to old favorites like Apple, Pumpkin, and Pecan, try the more unusual Pineapple and Mango Empanadas, Pomegranate Turnovers, and Deep-Dish Pear Cheddar Pie. Fully illustrated, the book helps readers master essential techniques, from creating a crust to filling, topping, decorating, storing, and transporting the finished pie.

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After introducing essential pie-making techniques, equipment, and ingredients, Castella (product design, Art Center Coll. of Design, Pasadena, CA; Crazy About Cupcakes) shares sweet and savory pie recipes for a variety of occasions (e.g., Everyday Pies, Wedding Pies, Cocktail-Party Pies). Fruit pies like Classic Apple are only a starting point; Castella ventures far beyond tradition with unusual flavor combinations and creative decorating ideas. Because she defines pie as any filling encased in a crust, she also includes empanadas, apple dumplings, and turnovers. VERDICT Pie cookbooks are numerous, but don't assume this one is redundant. Castella brings fresh perspective to her topic, and her creative approach will appeal to many readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402798832
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Series:
Crazy About
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
337,256
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Krystina Castella is the author of Crazy About Cupcakes, Crazy About Cookies, and Crazy About Cakes (all Sterling), as well as Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone (Quirk Books), Booze Cakes (Quirk Books), and A World of Cakes (Storey Publishing).  She is an industrial designer and professor who designs environments, furniture, clothing, toys, stationery, and baked goods. Krystina lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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