Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This Week's Foodie Freebie: Pie Set

Happy Tuesday! I'm a day late for our Foodie Freebie this week so my apologies. I haven't been feeling well and it's been challenging to post these days. I hope you can bare with me and hopefully I'll be back to my normal self soon. So let's just jump in and find out what I'm giving away this week!

With the holidays fast approaching, a dessert I look forward to enjoying is pie. It seems pie is a popular treat this time of year. I'd love to help a reader have some memorable pie this year with this week's giveaway - a beautiful 9 inch pie plate and a great pie cookbook filled with 300 tried and true pie recipes!

Red glazed exterior and cream interior
Oven to table design
Microwave, freezer, oven and dishwasher safe.

No, that number's not a typo: here are 300 recipes for sweet pies, with fillings ranging from fruits to nuts, ice cream to custard. Haedrich, a cooking teacher and cookbook author (Apple Pie Perfect, etc.), shares an astonishing quantity of recipes, advice, pie history and musings on issues such as the butter vs. lard debate and his passion for sour cherries. His zeal and solid expertise make this book a worthy addition to the baker's bookshelf. There are 57 pages of information on pie crusts alone, but Haedrich's tone is clear and encouraging, as he addresses pie pans, rolling pins, pastry edges and more. The recipes range from All-Rhubarb Pie to more exotic offerings such as Watermelon Rind Pie and Carrot Custard Pie (Haedrich also includes 25 recipes for apple pie). Pie snobs, take note: each crust recipe gives instructions for making the pastry by hand, with an electric mixer or in a food processor. Similarly, Haedrich assures readers it's all right to use frozen fruit. Intrepid pie makers will be pleased with the recommendations throughout for other cookbooks and magazines, and the list of resources includes useful information on baker's catalogues, fruit farms and nut growers. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. - From Publisher's Weekly

Some guidelines:
- Giveaway is only for those who live in the United States - my apologies to my international readers!
- You must check back on my blog on Friday to see if you've won so you can claim your prize!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering:

- What is your favorite kind of pie?

Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 12 midnight CST.

ONE WINNER will be randomly chosen by Random. Org's Interger Generator based on the number of your comment and will be announced on Friday, November 13, 2009. Good luck!