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Cook the Book: 'Sweety Pies'

All cherished recipes are, in a sense, memoir. Preparing a time-honored dish is a way to revisit the past, and sitting down at a table with others to savor the results is a way to extend that memory—be it of a specific time, place, or person—into the future. While there are many foods that can invoke strong recollections, perhaps none are as powerful as those bought on by pie. This week's Cook the Book selection is Sweety Pies: An Uncommon Collection of Womanish Observations, With Pie by Patty Pinner. Filled with amusing anecdotes that typify her childhood in Saginaw, Michigan ("an unhappy husband will ask for toasted snow"), Patty's book is as much a story of love, friendship, and community... More

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