Gastro-art 2: Pie!

If ever a pie was a work of art, it’s this pear pie I bought a week ago at the Hoosier Mama Pie Company in Chicago (see my previous post on this wonderful place).  It was not only beautiful, but tasted perfectly homemade, filled with succulent chunks of fresh (cooked) pear in a luscious, buttery crust. And isn’t that crust pretty?

I bet you want pie for breakfast now.


  1. TrineBM
    Posted October 30, 2011 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    Yummy! I’ve already had lunch, so yes please can I have a piece of that pie for my coffee? No!?! You already ATE IT???!!!
    hmphhh – will have to do with my homemade bread which is in the oven now, and the gigantic pumpkin/macaroon/orange icing cake thing I’ve made for the halloween-party in my riding club. (Muahahaha – I’m a witch)

  2. NewEnglandBob
    Posted October 30, 2011 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    You are not overweight at all {from your pictures}, so, with all your food sampling all over the world, how do you keep in shape? I already do 90 minutes of exercise each day and must still watch my weight. One big meal takes 4 days of exercise to counter. How do you do it?

    • Posted October 30, 2011 at 6:42 am | Permalink

      I asked him the same question last year. Jerry’s reply was, “I’m not that thin!”

      I’m assuming he’s outsourcing the calories to felid scavengers underneath the table. It’s real low-ball, back room stuff that U of C has to keep under wraps.

    • Diane G.
      Posted October 31, 2011 at 2:39 am | Permalink

      Genetics isn’t fair.

  3. rmw
    Posted October 30, 2011 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    “I bet you want pie for breakfast now.”

    Yes, I do. However, there is no pie in the house. I haz a sad now. 😦

    • Diane G.
      Posted October 31, 2011 at 2:40 am | Permalink

      Pie for breakfast is a family tradition here, whenever there’s pie to be had.

  4. Marella
    Posted October 30, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know whether to be sad I don’t live anywhere near the pie joint or grateful I don’t have to resist the temptation to visit constantly. That pie looks fabulous. I can’t even make one cause it’s spring down here and there are no pears. Oh well there’s always apple.

  5. christopher
    Posted October 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    my great grandmother used to make me my own personal, kid-sized pies when i was a wee lad. raisin being a favorite, and she began my life-long love of goosberry pie, which i now make every june\july whenever they are ready to be plucked from their spiny bushes. she died this Oct. 8, at age 104. hoosier mamma looks great, but nobody can beat my grandma.

  6. MosesZD
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    The top is made of rounds cut out of pie dough, yes?

  7. Kharamatha
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    Painting-people, honestly. You mean to tell me not even cooking is fancy-shmansy enough to be called an art?

    The old “active” vs “eternal” debate, maybe. But with a cake specifically, the cutoff in duration seems more arbitrary than usual.

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