BOOK :: A Year of Pies :: by Ashley English
A Year of Pies
Review by Monica Mouet
A Year of Pies is a unique cookbook, that contains enchanting photographs of the ultimate in homemade comfort food—pies. The featured pies in the book correspond to the four seasons of the year, each one more enticing than the next. Some of my personal favorites include: the “Leek and Potato Tart” (Spring), the “Peaches and Cream Crumble-Top Pie” (Summer), the “Cherry and Vanilla Pot Pie” (Summer), the “Rosemary Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie” (Autumn), and the “Mushroom and Chevre Galette” (Winter). Ashley English’s instructions provide valuable tips related to the authentic baking process, which ensures a scrumptious finished product every time. Her organization and presentation of colors, spot-on selection of fruits and vegetables for each season, even her compilation of instruction fonts all work together to remind us of the true beauty of food, and the ever-present passion required to make it not only tasty, but soulful.