Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Life is Pie
I tend to categorize my food obsessions according to material, as it were, and then focus on it for a while. I had a sourdough going for a year and a half. Her name was Lucy, her sister Ethel was at school. The kids loved it. And they don't even know who Lucy and Ethel are.
For my birthday, last year, I received a really good cookbook about muffins. Now called the muffin bible. I make muffins every week and it helped with quite a few food tech projects.
And now for Pie. The kids at school always laugh (good naturedly) when I say "pie" because I exaggerate my accent. And they like that. My American twang is mild now, unless I am purposeful with it.
Before I started teaching, I didn't know much about pastry, and I had to learn quickly. Two wonderful women at work taught me as I went along. I've been learning for four years now, and have recently really wanted to perfect it. Perhaps more about it later, but lets just say, that this was the best darned cherry pie I have ever made.
And that made me happy.