Only until 30 March 2017 –  Art of the Pie /  Kate McDermott. Read the ebook now! 

Big Library Read, March 2017 – Art of the Pie

The current title for Big Library Read is Kate McDermott’s Art of the Pie. Read the same ebook as other library members around the world at the same time without any wait lists or holds. It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club, and an opportunity for you to discover an ebook you might not normally choose to read.  Supported by one of our ebook providers, Overdrive, you can download Art of the Pie right now! What are you waiting for, get reading! Also available directly from the Overdrive app, if you already have that installed on your mobile device.  

big library read - Art of the pie

Once you start reading, you can join in the online discussion on the Big Library Read website

About the book

One of 2016’s BEST COOKBOOKS*, THE Pie-Baking Bible**, an INSTANT CLASSIC***, with raves from NPR,, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Cosmopolitan, Outlander Kitchen, and more. Kate McDermott, who learned to make pie from her Iowa grandmother, has taught the time-honored craft of pie-making to thousands of people. Here she shares her secrets to great crusts (including gluten-free options), fabulous fillings, and to living a good life. This is the only PIE cookbook you need.

A letter from the author

Greetings From Pie Cottage!

Thank you for joining me to read and learn about pie making. Writing Art of the Pie is a way for me to share my passion for teaching the craft pie making with as many people as possible. Over decades while honing my craft, I have read and baked my way through pie recipes in cookbooks that span well over a 100-year period. I don’t think it would be exaggerating to say I’ve used a ton of flour and probably a lot more during this process. The subject of pie enamors me so much that I once spent two and a half years experimenting with dough on a near daily basis just to learn what it takes to make a great crust.

If you are a first time pie maker, the words in the book are the very same ones I share in the pie making workshops I have given to thousands and I hope they will give you the confidence to dip your hands into the baking bowl. For well-seasoned pie-makers, you will find pie making tips and tricks, as well as new twists on old favorites. A recipe is a starting place, so feel free to experiment with different seasonings and flavor combinations that please you. When it comes to pie, there is no right or wrong. There’s just pie!

I am deeply touched by the emails I receive from readers who share with me family pie stories, recipes, and photos. More than once, I have heard how a non-baker has picked up Art of the Pie and loved the stories and Andrew Scrivani’s beautiful photos so much, that they have read it from cover to cover.

I hope you will enjoy the stories in Art of the Pie as well as the recipes. It was a labor of love to write it for you.

Be Happy, Make Pie!
Kate McDermott
Pie Cottage, Port Angeles, WA