Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Return of Evan Kleiman's Pie-A-Day Blog

The Angeli Caffe chef/owner and host of KCRW's Good Food, Evan Kleiman, has dusted off her Pie-A-Day blog.

The site already boasts two pies for the year: Squirrel War Nectarine/Blackberry Pie (above), and Eddie Lin's Frito Pie.

That's right, Kleiman is spreading the love this year, inviting other chefs and foodies to share their favorite pie recipes. Notes KCRW:

Last summer, Evan baked a pie a day and blogged about it, sharing pictures, stories of successes and failures, recipes and contributions from listeners and other pie-fans across the country. Intending to bake one pie-a-day only through summer, the blog and pie mania it inspired had Evan baking a pie almost daily up to November.

It all culminated in the Pie Contest: 142 pies were registered and it took 9 celebrity chefs, food writers and bloggers to judge the results. A crowd of nearly 400 onlookers got the chance to taste a slice; and winners took home special prizes in four different pie categories.

This year's Second Annual Good Food Pie Contest takes place Labor Day weekend (Sunday) in Beverly Hills. Details to come.

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