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 […]

How to Get Your Pie Dough into the Pie Pan

So you’ve got a big, sugared-and-spiced bowlful of berries at the ready. Your pie dough is rolled into a near perfect circle, waiting patiently on the counter, and you face the one last hurdle of getting it into your pan, in one piece, before your pie goes in the oven. How are you going to […]

Asparagus Tart with Bacon and Blue Cheese

The next time you’re in the market for a new good friend, I’ve got a suggestion: shop around for someone who grows his own asparagus. Or her own asparagus. Gender’s not the point. The point, if I may state the obvious, is that asparagus friends are worth their weight in, well, asparagus. While the rest […]

Lowcountry Pie Getaway 2017 – Charleston, SC – October 6th, 7th and 8th

Registration for this year’s Lowcountry Pie Getaway in beautiful Charleston, SC is officially open. We hope you will join us. This will be our fourth annual Getaway. In case you’re new to The Pie Academy and you’ve not seen the previous write ups, you can read about the last couple of them here and here. […]

The Harvest Baker – A Special Preview

Well, it’s time to fess up and let you know that I’ve been quietly working on a new book for the past couple of years now, one – I couldn’t be more certain – that’s right up your alley. More in a moment, so hold onto your seats. I don’t feel bad about being mum […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Pie

The world of pie is full of pairings, some to the point of cliche, but nobody minds a cliche when it tastes extraordinarily good. Case in point: strawberry rhubarb pie. Talk about an attraction between opposites; it’s difficult to imagine a less likely partnership. Fresh ripe strawberries are the crown jewels of spring. We love […]

The Ultimate Guide to Blind Baking Your Pie Shell

  Blind baking – or baking your pie shell before the filling goes into the crust – is one of the most confusing and conflicting issues pie makers face. I know this because as Dean of The Pie Academy I get a ton of emails on the subject and they’re not, typically, about how well […]

An Avalanche of Good Feedback – Yours – For The Good Cooks Academy

I hadn’t intended to, but I’m going to skip pie this week so we can pick up the conversation where we left off last week, a conversation that’s continued all week long with a flood of emails from you about my forthcoming website, The Good Cooks Academy. However, I hate to disappoint so if you […]