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This is a collection of 70 pie recipes, gathered from the women in author Patty Pinner's life -family, friends, women who are part of her own personal history. What distinguishes this book is its utterly beguiling storytelling - each recipe is accompanied by a story told on the woman known for making the pie, from Sister Baby's Buttermilk Pie to Miss Hatfield and Her Jelly Pies. It also filled with the truths handed down by our mothers (or that we wish had been handed down by our mothers) like: "An unhappy husband will ask for toasted snow" and "You don't want a man who is jealous of nothing or everything." This is a cookbook that's about love, life, family, friendship and community as much as it is about the recipes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781561588480
ISBN-10: 1561588482
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 229mm x 21mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Taunton Press Inc
Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Patty Pinner

Patty Pinner is the author of Sweets: A Collection of Soul Food Desserts and Memories, Ten Speed Press, which Maida Heater called "a rare treasure."

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