Author(s): Allison Kave
First Prize Pies, a boutique, made-to-order pie business that originated on New York's Lower East Side, has become synonymous with tempting and unusual confections. For the home baker who is passionate about seasonal ingredients and loves a creative approach to recipes, First Prize Pies serves up 52 weeks of seasonal and eclectic pastries in an interesting "pie-a-week" format. Clear instructions, technical tips and creative encouragement guide novice bakers as well as pie mavens. With its nostalgia-evoking photos of homemade pies fresh out of the oven, First Prize Pies will be as giftable as it is practical.
Allison Kave is the founder of the made-to-order First Prize Pies pie shop on the Lower East Side. In 2012 she and partner Keavy Blueher, owner of Kumquat Cupcakery in NYC, teamed up to open Butter & Scotch, a dessert and cocktail bar in Brooklyn. Allison has been featured in the New York Times, Food & Wine (they named First Prize Pies one of its "10 Favorite Places for Pie" in the US) and more.