Stories and recipes for historical favorites such as lemon meringue and apple as well as cultural imports such as bean and mincemeat
Brooke Erceg has spent seven years working on her grandmother's lemon meringue recipe: "In a way, I think she wanted me to figure them out on my own. Just like she did. One pie at a time."
"Hi, this is Lauren, Eric Hodge's wife," began the voicemail. Drawing out every word, she declared: "I'm calling to defend the mince pie."
Horace Johnson has hawked pie ("with three i's") at the N.C. State Fair for almost 30 years. His wife, Frankie, is known for her blueberry-banana pies, which Horace calls a "more adult-y pie."
Many attribute the original bean pie recipe to Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. But Muhammad's son Jabir says today's pie evolved from a recipe by Lana Shabazz, personal chef to Muhammad Ali.
In Vardaman, Miss., you had to wear heels to compete for the title of Sweet Potato Queen. April McGreger, aka the Farmer's Daughter, wobbled in such shoes: "I knew very early I wouldn't be a Sweet Potato Queen."
Emily Elizabeth Hilliard undoubtedly deserves the title "pie girl." In 2005, well before food blogs (or pies) were en vogue, she began blogging about the pastry at nothinginthehouse.com.
A pie-eyed cutie pie...
He took one bite, made a face and put the plate on top of the Amiga. A few days later I noticed the plate was still on top of the monitor and the pie hadn't changed in the slightest...
Twenty pizza joints. Dozens of toppings. Blocks of cheese. Pounds of meat. Deep dish. Sicilian. Thin crust. Thick crust. Pass the nitroglycerin tablet.
Our experiences with some of the good, mediocre and dreadful pies in the Triangle
You can indulge in pizza without enduring a lactose-intolerant tummy tantrum or a guilty vegan conscience. We taste-test vegan pies at three popular pizza joints.
Where will you end up: Chicago? New Haven? New York?
Ice cream says summer. It says happiness. In this DISH issue, we usher in the season with a celebration of frozen deliciousness.
That fudge is HOT!
"Back when I was living in Carrboro, I had a roommate who got a really good ice cream recipe. He started making it because he went to Mexico and came back with some really good Mexican vanilla." — Mike Nelson
Indy staff taste-test some of the best (and worst) dairy-free (and soy-free and gluten-free) ice cream facsimiles.
Popular in most Latin American countries, raspados are a quintessential summertime treat of shaved ice packed into tall cups and deluged with viscous syrups and fresh toppings.
Who knew there were so many ice cream songs? Here are dozen or so to get you through a long, hot summer.
Parsing ice cream, gelato, frozen custard, sherbet, frozen yogurt and sorbet