Okay, okay! I am posting in to this discussion. Why did I choose the name "pie_poppa"? Well I guess its because I began a quest many years ago to make the ultimate homemade pizza pie, and after a little bit of learning finally got the hang of it. I won my wife's heart several years ago because I made her a birthday pizza pie, I think I shocked her a little bit because she didn't think I'd follow through with it but she had no idea how much I loved to cook and share with people. Lately I've become obssessed with making fruit pies, once I got my hands on Jeffrey Steingarten's pie crust recipe, it was all over. As any pie afficianado knows, it's all in the crust.
Good pies are like peole we love and know well: warm, filling, sustaining, full of complex textures and color, and we when become inimate with their interior their is always familiarity and suprise as well as wonder. Happy New Year to all the Pies in Pieville!