The Lowcountry Pie Getaway 2017 in Review

A week ago today, a diverse group of Pie Academy members, including myself and my wife Bev, gathered in Charleston, South Carolina to take part in our 4th annual Lowcountry Pie Getaway. As always, I approached the weekend with a mix of excitement and concern. I love everything about the weekend, but this is our […]

The Harvest Baker Tour Goes to New England

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. – Robert Louis Stevenson Clearly our esteemed author was not on a book tour when he wrote these words. Fresh off an event-filled, weeklong swing through New England to promote The Harvest Baker, I can assure you that book tour travel […]

Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Maple Syrup Glaze

I’ve had cakes on my mind these last couple of weeks as much as I have pie, in large part because we’ve been sampling cake from The Harvest Baker at book signings here in the south recently. Nobody can question my love of pies, but the cakes in The Harvest Baker are so wildly wonderful […]

The Harvest Baker Southeast Book Tour Schedule

Fall is a busy time for most of us, busier still when peak pie season comes along and something called The Pie Academy is the center of your professional universe. Throw in a book tour and things start to get really interesting. Even I – already well-schooled in the art of overbooking myself – look […]

Blueberry Cream Scones with Mint Sugar…and an Oregon Update

So I was out in Oregon this past week, on the first of four legs of the media tour for my newly released book, The Harvest Baker. It’s been several years since I’ve flown anywhere, so this trip was a vivid reminder of why modern air travel ranks right up there with heart attacks and tooth […]

Grilled Flatbread with Hummus and Veggies

I thought we’d take a little break from making fruit pies this week so we could make another kind of pie – pizza pie. And not just any pizza pie, but a grilled pizza pie. It probably won’t surprise you that this recipe for Grilled Flatbread with Hummus and Veggies is from my new book, […]

Food Processor Pizza Dough

Here’s the pizza dough recipe I use for virtually all of my pizzas. I make pizza year round, but one of my favorite pastimes in the summer is grilling pizza – that’s right, on the grill – using fresh summer veggies. Company loves it because grilling pizza is still a pretty novel idea, not something […]

Flowerpot Bread, Ebooks, and Where The Heck Is My Pie Pan?

The Harvest Baker Update: Herb and Veggie Flowerpot Bread Did you know that you could bake bread in a flowerpot? Apparently a lot of cooks don’t, and maybe that’s why the Herb and Veggie Flowerpot Bread from The Harvest Baker is getting a lot of buzz online. Here’s the photo of the recipe from the […]

Video: How to Make a Peach Pie

There are any number of fruit pies that you can make with packaged, frozen fruit and expect good results – berry pies, for instance – but peach is not one of them. Let’s just say frozen peaches are lacking where it matters most, and leave it at that. Which makes a really good peach pie […]

The Harvest Baker Book Trailer

I always love to watch the trailers when I go to the movies. A well made trailer hits all the right notes, builds suspense and, if it’s done well, makes you greatly anticipate the flick in question. Or, in this case, the book in question, that being my new cookbook – The Harvest Baker.  I’ll […]