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NewsdayDimock, who came from a line of Pie Queens, knows of what she speaks. She as good as takes you by the hand.
Anne Dimock grew up in a household where, she notes, "A dearth of good pie was a hardship I never encountered, never knew must be borne up by most folk." When she realized that the decline of ...
Anne Dimock grew up in a household where, she notes, "A dearth of good pie was a hardship I never encountered, never knew must be borne up by most folk." When she realized that the decline of the American pie civilization might be a harbinger of even deeper cultural problems, Anne became a woman on a mission to save pie from extinction.
Dimock shares her thoughts on the Zen of making pie crust, the politics of pie, judging a man's character according to his pie protocol, state fair pie competitions, the kinship between pie and baseball, and the search for edible pie at roadside diners.
Folksy and full of humor, Humble Pie is more than just an evocative journey through a life lived in pie. It is a culinary manifesto for a pie renaissance, inviting readers to take up their rolling pins and revive an endangered slice of American culture. Dimock advises us all to "Roll back the apprehension, the doubt, and enter the childlike state of grace where all things are possible and anything lost can be found again. The pie you seek resides not only in memory and imagination--your next piece of pie begins right here."
Posted September 30, 2005
This book warms the heart and brings a smile to anyone who loves to eat apple pie, or any pie for that matter. And for the person, who like myselfy, will sit in awe of those who patiently follow their calling to create such homemade masterpieces! The book didn't make me want to buy pie ... it elevated me to want to learn to try to make pie!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.