Who are we?

Austin, Texas, United States
TX Pie Spies travel around the Austin, TX area on a quest for delicious pie. Country charm is not required, but it doesn't hurt. We're two women on a mission. . .

Monday, October 4, 2010

Our mission, should we choose to accept it

.. .. or The Plan
What is a TX Pie Spy? What is a pie, for that matter?
Here is what the dictionary says about pie. Pretty broad, right? Basically anything with a filling or a crust. For the purposes of this blog, we narrow the definition to the first description: 
"a baked food having a filling of fruit, meat, pudding, etc.,prepared in a pastry-lined pan or dish and often topped witha pastry crust: apple pie; meat pie." 
Our vision for this blog is to write about pie. Sweet pies. Dessert-type pies. The true comfort food of small-town cafe's. This is what we started with, at Maxine's on Main, last summer.
We will post all of the pies spied and eaten, review the atmosphere, talk about things like chewy and flaky crusts, mouth feel, creaminess, filling options, and waitresses with big hair that call us "honey" and "shug."
My vision for this also includes pies we bake ourselves, discussions on pie construction, hints and tips for pie hunting, quotes seen elsewhere - online or off, and generally comfort in what was a commoner's dessert back in the day.

Today I will leave you with this fascinating post on American Pie of Antiquity: http://www.journalofantiques.com/hearthnov.htm
In PIE we trust!

Coming soon: Threadgills!

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