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About Ken Haedrich
Ken Haedrich is one of America’s leading baking authorities and a prolific writer. The author of fifteen cookbooks, his bestselling 2005 book - PIE - was named one of the top seven baking books of the last 25 years by Cooking Light magazine.
Ken has received numerous accolades for his work and is the recipient of The Julia Child Cookbook Award. He has spoken about food and food writing at The Smithsonian, appeared on numerous radio and television shows including Good Morning America, and has been a regular contributor to such magazines as Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Real Simple, and Better Homes and Gardens.
Ken is the creator of the popular website, The Pie Academy (ThePieAcademy.com) where he shares his passion for pies and expertise with thousands of subscribers. Each fall, he and his wife Bev host the Lowcountry Pie Getaway in Charleston, S.C., where folks converge from all parts of the country to hone their pie making skills under Ken’s tutelage.
Ken’s most recent release is The Harvest Baker (Storey Publishing/2017) a collection of 150 recipes celebrating the pure joy of preparing muffins, biscuits, quick breads, pizza, calzone, yeast breads, cakes, cookies and more with the very best of fresh, seasonal produce.
Ken is available for interviews, speaking engagements, cooking demonstrations and more. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dinner Pies includes 100 recipes for two-crust, one-crust, and no-crust pies. As a recognized master in the art of making pies, Ken Haedrich includes updated and perfected versions from the great savory pie traditions, including British, New England Yankee, and Southern - recipes for classics including cottage pie, shepard's pie and a best-ever chicken pot pie. But, as a world-eater and expert baker, Haedrich doesn't stop there. The remaining recipes span a variety of diverse cuisines, including French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern and South African savory pies, among others.
Author and savory pie expert Ken Haedrich takes you on a global tour of dinner pies from food cultures across the world in this freshly illustrated adaptation of his popular Dinner Pies cookbook.
Dinner pies have become a favorite go-to for one-dish recipes. Perfect your own crust or, dare we say, buy a pre-made crust and the variations are endless. Learn how to make classic Americana chicken pot pie, British steak and ale pies, Indian potato and pea samosas, spicy Spanish empanadas, and many more crust and no-crust versions of one of the world’s most prolific go-to dinners. Recipes for a range of crusts and make-ahead ideas are included along with how to use the almighty leftover to create pie masterpieces that are all your own!
With over 80 recipes and amazing, new four-color photography, this is both a cookbook and an around-the-world tour of culinary traditions that can be incorporated into your own home kitchen weekly menu. Enjoy making and sharing:
- Kale & Smoked Chorizo Hand Pies
- Creamy Red Potato & Parmesan Tart
- Salmon, Smoked Cheddar & Dill Quiche
- Moroccan Lamb Pie
- Tempeh & Brown Rice Empanadas
- Tuscan-Style Pork Turnovers
- Thanksgiving Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie
Great for parties, families, Sunday night dinners, neighborly welcomes, holidays, and any-old-night-of-the-week dinners, and breakfasts and lunches—Savory Dinner Pies offers something for every kitchen.
"The wide-ranging, well-curated mix of classic and contemporary recipes and expert advice make this an essential primer for avid home bakers." – Library Journal, starred review
"Readers will find everything they'd ever want to know about making pie, and even the dough-fearful will feel ready to measure, roll, and cut." – Booklist, starred review
“Fear of pie? Ken Haedrich to the rescue. Pie Academy takes you through everything pie related — perfect crusts, fillings, crimping techniques, blind baking, lattice toppings and more.” — Kathy Gunst, coauthor of Rage Baking and resident chef for NPR’s Here and Now
“A true baker’s delight.”— Amy Traverso, Yankee magazine food editor and author of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook
Trusted cookbook author and pie expert Ken Haedrich delivers the only pie cookbook you’ll ever need: Pie Academy. Novice and experienced bakers will discover the secrets to baking a pie from scratch, with recipes, crust savvy, tips and tutorials, advice about tools and ingredients, and more. Foolproof step-by-step photos give you the confidence you need to choose and prepare the best crust for different types of fillings. Learn how to make pie dough using butter, lard, or both; how to work with all-purpose, whole-wheat, or gluten-free flour; how to roll out dough; which pie pan to use; and how to add flawless finishing details like fluting and lattice tops. Next are 255 recipes for every kind and style of pie, from classic apple pie and pumpkin pie to summer berry, fruit, nut, custard, chiffon, and cream pies, freezer pies, slab pies, hand pies, turnovers, and much more. This beast of a collection, with gorgeous color photos throughout, weighs in at nearly four pounds and serves up forty years of pie wisdom in a single, satisfying package.