Welcome to The Pie Dude, where all things pie have a home. The Pie Dude will offer recipes, reviews, and commentary on the history, sociology and science of pie.
I have had a long time fascination with pie, starting with my grandmother's home made cherry pie. In May of 2010 I pursued a personal project entitled 31 Days of Pie. Throughout the month I ate at least one slice of pie per day, traveling to diners, cafes and bakeries to find the best pies. 31 Days of Pie was chronicled on my Facebook wall for my friends, who suggested many locations for good pie. You can read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about 31 Days of Pie here http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/96336909.html
31 Days of Pie gave birth to my new project, 52 Weeks of Pie. Beginning in July, 2010 I plan to bake a new pie every week. The pies will be tasted and evaluated by friends and family, and the results will be posted here for fans of The Pie Dude to follow. There also may be occasional "pie fights" in which two recipes for the same pie will be blind tasted to see which is better.