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Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life Hardcover – October 4, 2016
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“Baking from Art of the Pie is like having pie maker Kate McDermott at your elbow, encouraging, instructing and cheering you on. Whether you’re a seasoned pie hand or a beginner with more enthusiasm than skill, Kate’s got you covered.”
- Dorie Greenspan, award-winning author of Dorie’s Cookies
“I’ve been baking pies my entire life, but making them with Kate was a liberating experience. With pioneer spirit she throws the textbook out the window and comes up with absolutely perfect crust filled with fruit that actually sings to you, telling you when it’s ready to be removed from the oven.”
- Ruth Reichl, Former editor of Gourmet, Author of Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples among other titles
“Kate McDermott will not only teach you how to make a pie―and a damn fine pie at that―she’ll show you how the homey and grounding craft of baking contains important life lessons. Her expertise, creativity, and generosity abound in these pages. The Art of the Pie is destined to be one of those fruit-stained, dog-earred, spine-snapped books you’ll cherish for years.”
- David Leite, LeitesCulinaria.com
“I literally read it cover to cover. Kate’s recipes are logical and easy to follow, her hints and tricks helpful to even the most experienced pie baker. Her level of expertise is through the roof, and her confidence shines through in everything she says.”
- Theresa Carle-Sanders, author of Outlander Kitchen
“In Art of the Pie, Kate McDermott, a home baker who teaches Pie Camps across the country, shares dozes of recipes for all the pie combinations you can dream up. What really blew our mind was her recipe for a gluten-free nutty no-bake crust that we want to eat with a gooey chocolate filling at the next pie opportunity. (Note to self: Create more pie opportunities.)”
- Bon Appetit
“Though I’ve never had the pleasure of taking one of her pie camp classes, reading her books is the next best thing. Yes, you can pick up the book, turn to a recipe and make something delightful. But reading it is like hanging out with Kate, warm, inviting and comforting.”
- Irvin Lin, Marbled Swirled, and Layered
“Kate McDermott is a pie maker’s pie maker, someone who knows the ins and outs of pie in a way few others do. She brings several decades of experience to her beloved craft. More importantly, however, she exudes the passion and joy we all hope to see in our mentors―the obvious reason that her pie camps and workshops regularly sell out. Kate’s on my short list of the best pie teachers around.”
- Ken Haedrich, Author of Pie and Dean of The Pie Academy
“One of the fondest memories of my life is baking pies with Kate. This extraordinary woman makes magic in the kitchen. Not only did she give me the skills to make spectacular treats for my family and friends, I learnt about love and life. Now, you can, too! And, with Kate, it’s as easy as pie…”
- Tess Masters, author of The Blender Girl and The Blender Girl Smoothies
“McDermott, a self-taught baker whose workshops have taught hundreds how to make a proper pie, shares that knowledge in one of the best books written on the topic. Those expecting a quick preamble followed by hundreds of pie recipes will be sorely disappointed―basic instructions take up a third of the book―but readers interested in the hows and whys of pie-making will find McDermott’s tutelage invaluable…McDermott excels, giving readers an informative guide they will be referring to for years to come.”
- Publisher’s Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW*
“Kate McDermott is a masterful, no, magical teacher. She reminds us that pies, like human beings, don’t have to be perfect, all the while showing us in perfect detail how to make a truly great pie.”
- Elise Bauer, SimplyRecipes.com
About the Author
Kate McDermott is an award-winning self-taught home baker who has taught pie-making workshops to thousands across the United States. McDermott, her Art of the Pie camps, and her pies have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Real Simple, Saveur, and on NPR, among other outlets. She lives in her Pie Cottage in Port Angeles, Washington. More information about Art of the Pie® Workshops and Pie Camps® can be found at artofthepie.com.
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When I was considering Christmas presents this year, I decided to order the book for my mother-in-law, who also makes pies (and other goodies) as a way to show her love to family, friends, and neighbors. She has a wheat allergy, so I thought she might like to try the gluten-free crust. When the book arrived, I took a look and the pictures are beautiful in the hardcopy. I can see why some might complain that it's a little big to just sit back and read (we read it for a book club), but if you're cooking, you will have no problem opening it up and having it sit open on your counter top. Really gorgeous book.
are charming and fun to read. If you love pie and I must admit, it is my favorite food, do yourself
a favor and order this delightful book.
Made my first pie ever last week and it was a huge success. The way Kate McDermott writes, eases anxieties and boosts confidence.
Highly recommend purchasing for yourself and friends!