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"Pie is Not About Perfection"

Katherine Perkins
A strawberry pie baked by Beth Howard
Credit Race Point Publishing
Race Point Publishing

Pie.  Everyone loves to eat it, but when it comes to making it a lot of us would rather leave that to the professionals.

Author and Pie maker Beth Howard has made it her mission to demystify the process of making pie.  Host Charity Nebbe talks with Howard, who rarely follows recipes and encourages her pie students to ignore them too.  Her philosophy is that "pie is not about perfection."  In spite of that, she has just published her first cookbook, “Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House.”  They spend the hour talking about pie, life and recipes.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk