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New Piemaker in Town – Pie Local! (Atlanta, GA)

In Awesome People, Chefs on July 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Peach Blueberry Pie from Pie Local in Atlanta, GA

Like me, this pie is DEFINITELY smiling.

I bought this cutie from the The Grant Park Farmers Market from a new piemaker in town, appropriately named Pie Local – since the man who bakes these lovely pies uses local fresh ingredients. The piemaker is a young man who lives north of Atlanta, so you can definitely catch him at various farmers’ market events like the Sandy Springs Farmers Market, Harry’s Farmers Market in Alpharetta, and a few other places.

You really can’t help but love piemakers. I mean…they deliver such sweet happiness. It’s why you had to love the main character, Ned, a cute-as-a-button piemaker and owner of his diner “The Pie Hole,” from the short-lived show, “Pushing Daisies.” Between that show and the great movie “The Waitress,” I’ve also had moments where I just NEEDED to learn how to bake some pie. Pie is so damn emotional.

Screw cupcakes. They’re so non-committal. Short-lived sweet flings at best with their inviting fluffy icing and just enough airy cakiness that you’re left feeling like you just got your initial hopes (and your blood sugar) too high, without eventual satisfaction.

Pies? Never. Pies have depth. Pies have SUBSTANCE. Pies take time,…like anything starting with love does.

I’m really freaking passionate about pie, if you can’t tell.

In the world of pies and pastries, this is the only instance in the social world where calling something ‘flaky’ is actually a *good* thing.

I digress as usual. I was too late arriving at the Grant Park Farmers Market today, so I didn’t get a chance to try some of his other enticing fruit-stuffed pies like Strawberry Rhubard, Caramel Apple, or his signature “Berry Seinfeld” pie, but I did manage to buy the last lone pie, a Peach Blueberry one, that is glistening with sugar crystals, and as you can see, is totally happy to come home with me.

I will likely be ogling this pie grinning and flirting with me all afternoon before I attack it. I can tell that Pie Local is going to be a new summer love for me.

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