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Blue Ribbon Apple Pie

Written on June 21, 2015 at 5:36 pm, by

Recipe and Styling by Libbie Summers (from The Whole Hog Cookbook, Rizzoli) Photography by Cedric Smith Model: Lauren Davis and The Bitch (Maggie Jo Summers) I’ve been perfecting this pie for as long as I’ve been making it. When I was a child, it won me a third place ribbon at the St. Charles County Read More »

Cooking Class: How To Render Leaf Lard

Written on February 4, 2014 at 4:36 am, by

Recipe and Styling by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Recipe via The Whole Hog Cookbook If you think back to the best pie you’ve ever had, with the flakiest crust, there’s a good possibility the crust was made from leaf lard. Leaf lard is the highest grade of lard and is obtained from the fat deposit Read More »

Blueberry Lemon Pie

Written on February 1, 2014 at 6:22 pm, by

Recipe and Styling by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Recipe via Salted and Styled Blueberry Lemon Pie serves: 8 Ingredients: 1 prepared pie dough for a double crust pie 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon zest from 2 lemons 6 cups fresh blueberries 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon Read More »

Cooking Class: Creative Pie Crimping

Written on January 29, 2014 at 2:20 am, by

Words and Recipes by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Originally produced for Relish Chia and I were honored to be asked to do a piece on decorative pie crimping recently for If you haven’t had a chance to take a peek at their website, I urge you to. LOADS of great recipes, cooking tips and culinary inspiration. Here Read More »

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