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Even More Pie: Pascale's Picks



November 05, 2010


Thanksgiving pie
When we were researching regional American pies for our Thanksgiving pie story, we called up Pascale Le Draoulec, author of American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America’s Back Roads, to find out her favorite slices across the country. Here's what she told us.

1. Apple–blueberry pie from Mammy’s Cupboard in Natchez, MS
“An amazing pie that sat high on its haunches and came with a bittersweet story, too.”

2. The late Emma Duarte’s olallieberry pie at Duarte’s Tavern in Pescadero, CA
“A slice of this pie after a bowl of their famous artichoke soup, and you’re a changed person.”

3. Laura Hansen’s huckleberry–peach pie from Loula’s Cafe in Whitefish, MT
“Laura started making pie when she realized that rolling out dough soothed the pain in her hands and arms from multiple sclerosis.”

4. Lemon meringue pie at the Ranchman’s Cafe in Ponder, TX
“People are known to drive straight from the Dallas airport to Ponder for a slice of Evelyn’s rustic ‘cowboy’ pie.”

5. Sophronia Dyson’s mini sweet potato pies in Natchez, MS
“She sells them on the banks of the Mississippi in Natchez—right where the steamboats dock.”