P O S T P O N E D - Cathy Barrow - PIE SQUARED - P O S T P O N E D

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Join us at the uptown JCC where food writer Cathy Barrow will present PIE SQUARED: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies, followed by a tasting and book signing


he delicious new food trend of slab pies that makes it easy to serve sweet or savory pastry to a crowd-or just your family!

For those of you who aren't up on your Pinterest food trends, slab pie is just like regular pie-only better (and bigger)! Instead of crimping and meticulously rolling out a round crust, slab pies are an unfussy twist that are perfect for a potluck or dinner party or just a family dinner. Baked on sheet pans, slab pies can easily serve a crowd of people dinner or dessert. Pie Squared includes seventy-five foolproof recipes, along with inventive decoration tips that will appeal to baking nerds and occasional bakers alike. And this fresh, uncomplicated take on pie will surely pique the interest of those who have previously been reluctant to take out their rolling pin.

Barrow didn't invent slab pie, but she definitely thinks outside of the crust. In addition to traditional pie dough, she offers more than a dozen crust recipes-from cracker crusts and cornbread crusts to cookie crusts and cheddar cheese crusts. Using these as a base, Barrow then entices readers with both savory and sweet slab pie creations, with recipes like Spinach, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Slab Pie and Curried Chicken Slab Pie to Sour Cream Peach Melba Slab Pie and Grande Mocha Cappuccino Slab Pie. The first book of its kind, this will appeal to lovers of easy food trends like sheet pan suppers and dump cakes. Don't be surprised when you start spying slab pies at your next potluck!


Cathy Barrow is a food writer, cooking teacher and pie maker. Barrow writes the “BRING IT” column in the Washington Post’s Food section. She has written for the New York Times, Garden and Gun, The Local Palate, Modern Farmer, Saveur, Southern Living, NPR, and National Geographic, among others. Cathy lives near Washington, DC, with her husband, Dennis and two terriers. Her first cookbook, Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry, won the prestigious IACP Award for best single-subject cookbook.

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

New Orleans JCC - 5342 St. Charles Avenue - New Orleans, LA 70115
Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538729144
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 23rd, 2018

James Beard Award Nominee 2019 for Best Cookbook: Baking and Desserts

The delicious new food trend of slab pies that makes it easy to serve sweet or savory pastry to a crowd-or just your family!

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