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American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America's Back Roads

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Crossing class and color lines, and spanning the nation (Montana has its huckleberry, Pennsylvania its shoofly, and Mississippi its sweet potato), pie — real, homemade pie — has meaning for all of us. But in today's treadmill, take-out world — our fast-food nation — does pie still have a place?

As she traveled across the United States in an old Volvo named Betty, Pascale Le Draoulec discovered how merely mentioning homemade pie to strangers made faces soften, shoulders relax, and memories come wafting back. Rambling from town to town with Le Draoulec, you'll meet the famous, and sometimes infamous, pie makers who share their stories and recipes, and find out how a quest for pie can lead to something else entirely.

Synopsis:

"You know you're going on a quest for pie, but you may find something else entirely. Be prepared." These were the prophetic words uttered to journalist Pascale Le Draoulec as she began her cross-country journey along America's back roads. When offered a job in New York, she decided to drive rather than fly into her new life and turned an ordinary move into a culinary quest with pie as her grail and guide.

Crossing class and color lines, and spanning every state and variety of pie in the union (from Montana Huckleberry to Pennsylvania Shoo-Fly), the author discovered pie, real, homemade pie, has meaning for all of us. But in today's world, does pie still have a place? Including 25 recipes collected from her adventure, American Pie will entertain readers as she seeks to answer this question. As she says herself, "I took the back roads across America looking for pie, and found an untouched slice of Americana."

About the Author

Pascale Le Draoulec is the restaurant critic for the New York Daily News. Her stories ran over the Gannett wire service and in USA Today among other magazines and newspapers. She lives in New York City. This is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060957322
Subtitle:
Slices of Life (and Pie) from America's Back Roads
Author:
Le Draoulec, Pascale
Author:
Jabar, Cynthia
Author:
by Pascale Le Draoulec
Author:
Murphy, Stuart J.
Author:
Williams, Garth
Author:
Brown, Margaret Wise
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Gastronomy
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Pies
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Subject:
Pies - United States
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
MathStart 2
Series Volume:
108-38
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 7.60 oz
Age Level:
from 6

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"Synopsis" by , "You know you're going on a quest for pie, but you may find something else entirely. Be prepared." These were the prophetic words uttered to journalist Pascale Le Draoulec as she began her cross-country journey along America's back roads. When offered a job in New York, she decided to drive rather than fly into her new life and turned an ordinary move into a culinary quest with pie as her grail and guide.

Crossing class and color lines, and spanning every state and variety of pie in the union (from Montana Huckleberry to Pennsylvania Shoo-Fly), the author discovered pie, real, homemade pie, has meaning for all of us. But in today's world, does pie still have a place? Including 25 recipes collected from her adventure, American Pie will entertain readers as she seeks to answer this question. As she says herself, "I took the back roads across America looking for pie, and found an untouched slice of Americana."

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