Pie champion Denise Marchessault teams up with artist and photographer Deb Garlick for a visually stunning cookbook celebrating sweet and savoury pies. With whimsical illustrations and practical how—to images, The Artful Pie Project unlocks the secrets to a great pie.
(Pssst…it's all in the pastry!) Featuring over 50 recipes covering the pie spectrum from galettes, to pastry dumplings and slab crumbles?plus French Canadian classics such as Tourtiï¿½re and Tart au Sucre. Beyond pie, there are plenty of tips for dodging pie fails and creative ideas for using precious scraps of leftover dough. And because pies love company, there's a selection of accompaniments to partner with your favourite recipes. With mouth—watering photos and playful illustrations, The Artful Pie Project is sure to charm, and disarm, even the most apprehensive baker.
Deb is a painter, illustrator, photo stylist and photographer in Victoria, BC. Her art has appeared on book covers, in collaborative projects and part of private collections internationally. When she’s not working, she spends her time travelling, running, reading or in the bath. Her home and patio garden, on the top floor of a big, old mansion, on a hill with a view, is a whole creative world.
Denise is a freelance food writer and cooking instructor with a Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu, Ottawa. Her first cookbook, British Columbia From Scratch, is a culinary bear hug to her native home. With a weakness for pies and dachshunds, and a penchant for early morning hikes, Denise enjoys life in Victoria, BC with her husband and twin daughters.