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Best Pie Cookbooks (for college credit!)

luciaannek | Sep 28, 2011 03:08 PM

Hey CHers!

My college lets students design a project to do over the month of January. It can be ANYTHING (last year I went to Palestine, the year before that I took an electronic music course), must take 5-6 hours per week day, and you must complete 3 projects to graduate.

This year, I'm hoping to run a pie blog. I would create a reading list, bake a pie every weekday, and keep a blog, which would include posts about the pies I've made, and also about the readings, and reflections in general. I'm turning to you for the reading list.

I have no idea what to read. My two ideas are Martha Stewart's Pie and Tarts and seeing if Modernist Cuisine has anything on pie (my college's science library has a copy of modernist cuisine). Does anyone know of any cookbooks, or books, about pie? Pies across different cultures? The evolution of the pie? There are a million cookbooks about pie, but I'm hoping to find some sort of seminal text (I've grown up with the Stewart book, so that's the best I've got so far).

Let me know!


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