Pi Day Pie Decorating! (Online)
Taught by Sarah Lohman
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured inTheWall Street Journal andThe New York Times, as well as onAll Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. She is also 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly food science and history talk at Caveat NYC, with Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma.
3/14 is Pi Day, so let's make the traditional food: pie! This class will focus on techniques for beautiful pie crust decorations. We'll look at a slideshow for inspiration before tackling braiding, weaving, cutouts, color and making roses. Then, we'll fill a pastry bag with whipped cream and practice piping.
- Some pie crust to play with! Homemade or store bought. If you get it at the grocery store get the one in the refrigerator section that you roll out, not the ones already in an aluminum pan.
- If you want to practice piping, you'll need to make some whipped cream, or just grab yourself some Cool Whip. It's practice, you don't have to be perfect!
- A knife
- Optional equipment, if you want to try all the techniques: