Did being immersed in all things potato influence the pie I made for Pie Party Potluck LIVE! 2015? Find out in my recap of the event where I made a Whole 30 compliant Carnitas Pie for Paul. It had a potato crust layered with pork carnitas, caramelized onions, roasted carrots, roasted radishes, garlicky roasted tomatoes, and eggs.
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Leave your skinny jeans at home, it’s time to eat pie!
When I saw the slew of pies at the first Pie Party Potluck LIVE! we hosted back in 2011, I thought to myself, “This is the BEST EVENT EVER!”. Now, four years later, I love it when the food bloggers say it’s the best event ever. What’s not to love about making, bringing and eating pie with fellow pie enthusiasts? Feast your eyes on the pies we’ll be eating at Pie Party Potluck LIVE! 2015.
The recipe for the gluten-free Bacon, Goat Brie, Leek & Pear Pie in a Roesti Crust I made for last year’s event is below.
Going to the Summer Fancy Food show is like taking your taste buds on Mr Toad’s Wild Ride—Tasting The Globe Edition. The Javits Center is packed with 2500 vendors from all over the world all vying for you to try and buy their specialty food wares. You can go from the finest Venezuelan chocolate to oddly delicious blue cheese infused salami to dried African baobab fruit to black garlic vinegar to camel milk. Yes, this year I had camel milk! You cannot taste everything or you’ll be disgusted, bloated and miserable in no time.
My system is to go all three days for a few hours and eat only savory things for first part of the day and then switch to only sweets. I don’t waste my limited stomach real estate on too many carbs either. This year, I ate my weight in fine pork and even finer cheese products. It was GLORIOUS! Often it’s the same old stuff from year to year, but there are always a few items that stand out:
WILL WALK FOR FOOD. A guide on how to organize a food crawl, an event where food enthusiasts gather to walk around and try different places and dishes around a theme. There’s my recipe for miang kana, a dish that we had on our recent Thai food crawl in Elmhurst Queens.
Dinner for two at the River Cafe will run you over $300 without drinks. For the same money or less, you could feed up to 19 friends by hosting a barbecue in Brooklyn Bridge Park with the same multi-million dollar view. How To Host A BBQ in Brooklyn Bridge Park has tips and a checklist for you to plan, execute and enjoy a successful and stress-free barbecue in the park.
To answer the age old dilemma of I NEED A KITCHEN!!! Here’s a list of kitchens you can rent in New York City to create a product, cook for catering or events, hold classes, shoot photos or video and even hold small events.
The third annual Pie Party Potluck LIVE! was held on May Day 2014. Food bloggers, food writers and food professionals gathered at GE Monogram Design Center, each with a pie or two to share in celebration of their mutual affection for PIES!
Pie Party is simple concept: make pie, bring pie, eat pie, take pie home. This year it was like the Pie Oscars because we had a step and repeat banner; guests posed on the “bread” carpet with their creation before adding it to the spread. We had over 75 divine pies and much Pie Love was shared and enjoyed by all.
THERE WILL BE PIE! Lots of it!
Apologies to the many wonderful members of our community of food bloggers, writers and professionals who missed out on tickets to Pie Party Potluck LIVE May Day 2014. Ken and I set out to create events that this community would LOVE to go to and this event is back-by-popular-demand for the third time. It was sold out in about two hours—so you like it, you REALLY like it!
It’s Pi Day Peeps!!! That means all over the world smart people will be celebrating pi (π). Even smarter people will be celebrating with PIE!!!
It’s the perfect day for Ken and me to officially announce the SAVE-THE-DATE for Pie Party Potluck LIVE 2014 that will take place at GE Monogram Design Center on May Day, May 1st, 2014.
Any pie in a storm? Is that how the saying goes? I’m having this surreal experience of juxtaposing our incredible Pie Party Potluck LIVE 2012 against the hideousness of Hurricane Sandy, which happened within days of it.