Please join us and Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie for a talk & booksigning on Sunday, January 13th at the Ferndale Public Library (222 E. Nine Mile Rd) at 3PM.
Ludwinski, founder and owner of the Detroit bakery Sister Pie, delivers a friendly guide for all things related to fillings and crusts, both sweet and savory. She devotes an entire chapter to the art of dough making, providing a classic dough recipe, as well as savory adaptations like aged gouda pie dough. The bulk of the pie recipes are divided into chapters based on seasonal produce. Some entries in the spring and summer chapter include strawberry pistachio crumble pie, apricot raspberry rose galette, and ginger peach biscuit pie. Meanwhile, the fall and winter chapter contains brown butter plum crumble pie, cranberry crumble pie, and minced pear pie. Recipes for savory hand pies are equally impressive, combining flavors like caramelized onion and delicata squash with sage, and apples with cheddar cheese. Ludwinski also includes a cookie chapter that joins sweet and savory flavors such as triple chocolate cookies and salted rosemary shortbread. Complete with photographs, helpful hints like “paperclipping” cherries to remove their pits, and uplifting writing (“You did it! You are now ready to fill the pie”), this book will motivate readers to become their own master pie makers. Publisher’s Weekly Review
LISA LUDWINSKI is the owner and head baker at Sister Pie, which she started out of her parents’ kitchen. Before opening the shop, she trained at Milk Bar and Four and Twenty Blackbirds in New York and Brooklyn, respectively. She has been featured widely in national press, including a six-page feature in Bon Appétit, has twice been a semifinalist for a James Beard award, and makes the pies for Shake Shack’s Detroit location.