From comforting classics to contemporary takes, discover why pies are the perfect way to create luscious, fresh, and seasonal dishes that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Nothing beats a proper pie. Whether savoury or sweet, for a crowd or just for one, there’s something irresistible about breaking through that golden pastry crust and tucking into the succulent filling inside. First you’ll learn about basic equipment, pastry-making techniques, and tips on latticework for a show-stopping pie topper—mastering your skills before creating your perfect pie.
Then, in Everyday Pies you'll find wholesome recipes you can share any day of the week. Next, in Posh Pies you'll discover more elegant dishes that are sure to impress your dinner guests, before turning to Portable Pies, perfect for a picnic basket. Finally, delve into Sweet Pies where you'll be tempted with all the sticky-sweet fillings fit for a cozy dessert.
Guaranteed to eat each dish with a smile on your face, there are over 50 flavorsome pies that will have you coming back for more. Indulge in favorites such as Chicken Pot Pie or Steak & Kidney Pie. Step up your pie game with something more complex such as Fillet of Beef en Croûte or Roast Smoked Salmon Koulibiaca. And when you need something sweet, fill your home with the smell of Deep-Dish Toffee Apple Pie or Lattice-Topped Cherry Pie. For every taste and every occasion, there is a glorious pie to please.
Maxine Clark is a leading food writer and a gifted cooking teacher. She has taught in well-known cooking schools, such as Leith’s in London, and has taught at Alistair Little’s Tasting Places in Sicily and Tuscany.
While in Italy, she has collected recipes that best display its strong and sunny flavours, and teaches them to students from all over the world.
Her work regularly appears in magazines and newspapers such as BBC Good Food and Food and Travel.