Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Pie Making with Pie Corps
A couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend and I were graciously welcomed into the cozy kitchen at Pie Corps in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to attend a class on how to make seafood pie, spring veggie pielets, and drunken pear pie. The seafood pie, specifically, was the most delicious, creamy pie in the world, filled with little fresh clams, potatoes, and fish. It was quite possibly one of the most warming, comforting meals I've ever had.
If you're in the market for an in-depth, super fun cooking class, Pie Corps is the place for you. The very sweet, hilarious owners of the bakery, Cheryl Perry and Filipa Lopez, teach each class personally, and it feels a lot like being at a particularly raucous dinner party. In between lessons on how to roll your pie dough to perfection, you'll be regaled with funny travel tales, jokes, and the occasional ribbing. And by the end, you'll be hugging them good-bye, tricked momentarily into thinking that they're actually family. You'll also be stuffed to the brim, deliriously happy, and wondering if it would be that indecent to have one more bite of pie once you're home. Because they'll obviously have sent you off with a healthy portion of leftovers, just like any great host would.