Colorado Food Blog: Picking the top pie palaces in the nation

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Pies have always been tricky to transport, but you can tote yours safely with a Vonny sturdy zippered pie carrier. (AP Photo)

 

https://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/food-and-wines-favorite-places-for-pie

I love lists like this the one in Food & Wine that purports to list the great pie shops of America. However, I hate this list because it inexplicably ignores Colorado’s stellar pie places like the Walnut Cafe in Boulder. What other Colorado pie artisans would you include on the list?

END OF THE WORLD FOOD NEWS

Qzina Specialty Foods has broken the Guinness World Record for building the largest chocolate sculpture. The sculpture, modeled after an authentic Mayan temple, weighs 18,239 pounds. Unfortunately, it won’t be eaten before the world ends according to the Mayan calendar.

FARM PIE-MAKING CLASS

Pie-making class,  Aug. 21, The Farmette, Lyons. Information: farmettetest.com/classescooking. Details: Learn how to make a great pie crust, free-form gallettes, gluten-free crust, and homemade “poptarts”

AT THE MARKET TODAY:
Fitz 21 Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, 22nd Street and N. Ursula, Aurora

 To find farmers markets across the state visit coloradofarmers.org/marketfind.htm and denverfarmersmarket.com/locations.htm.

COLORADO FOOD INFORMATION

• For more information about food events, festivals, tastings, tours, markets and more, visit Colorado Table: aurorasentinel.com/colorado-table.

Radio Nibbles, 8:25 a.m. Thursdays, KGNU (88.5 FM, 1390 AM, and KGNU.org. Details: Weekly chat about all things culinary in Colorado (and the world) with Colorado Table Editor John Lehndorff
• Send information about food events, classes, festivals, wine dinners and tours in the metro area and all over Colorado to: [email protected]

•  In case you missed this week’s Nibbles column in which I locate cannoli in the southernmost lands of Aurora:

https://www.aurorasentinel.com/guide/colorado-table/nibbles-how-i-lost-my-costco-virginity-and-found-some-good-cannoli/

 

A FEW WORDS ABOUT PIEMAKERS

“The expression “pie in the sky” / Entered popular culture in 1911. / It refers to a dessert so sweet, / It could only be found in heaven. / If you’re craving something / Before you die, / I recommend where / The Pie Maker makes his pies.” – From the legendary television series “Pushing Daisies”