Friday, January 8, 2010

KCRW's 1st Annual Good Food Pie Contest

November 14, 2009

I entered into my first ever pie contest. It was KCRW Good Food's first pie contest too.
They definitely need to improve on a lot of aspects for next year's contest (in my humble opinion). But it was a learning experience for all.

I entered into all four categories:
  1. Fruit/ Nut Pie
  2. Cream/ Custard/ Chiffon/ Mousse Pie
  3. Savory Pie
  4. Interpretive Pie

There was a HUGE turn out. Look at all those PIES!

Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW "Good Food" radio show, hosted the contest.

Here is Eric Greenspan - Chef & Owner of The Foundry on Melrose tasting one of my pies.
All the ribbons.....

Although none of my pies won a ribbon, my Chocolate Mousse Pie came in as a Semi-Finalist! Yay!

Here is Nick's beautiful pie he created. It's a Purple Potato and Red Onion Pie with Homemade Ricotta Cheese!

Here's the classic - Apple Crumb Pie

And for the interpretive, I created a Boston Cream PIE.
There are two layers of Pastry Cream with a slice of vanilla cake between and Chocolate Glaze covering the top! And of course its encased in a pie crust! Intense!

1 comment:

jerilyn said...

oh wow - that's awesome, you gotta love a good pie contest - all your pies look absolutely scrumptious!!