Cathy Barrow in conversation with Nancy Pollard: When Pies Fly

Join us and Old Town Books for a cookbook talk in support of Washington Post food writer Cathy Barrow’s latest cookbook release “When Pies Fly!” Cathy will be in conversation with Nancy Pollard, former proprietor of “La Cuisine” in Alexandria and current writer of the food blog “Kitchen Details,” talking about recipes, techniques, ingredients, and more! The event will conclude with audience Q&A followed by a book signing.

About the author: Cathy Barrow is a food writer, cooking teacher and pie maker. Barrow writes the “BRING IT” column in the Washington Post’s Food section. She has written for the New York Times, Garden and Gun, The Local Palate, Modern Farmer, Saveur, Southern Living, NPR, and National Geographic, among others. Cathy lives near Washington, DC, with her husband Dennis and their two terriers. Her first cookbook, Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry, won the prestigious IACP Award for best single-subject cookbook.

About the book: Following up on “PIE SQUARED”’s slab pies, food writer Cathy Barrow finds more ways to use pastry dough deliciously with crowd-pleasing (and easy to make) galettes and small tarts, as well as empanadas, strudels, and knishes. Barrow digs into a world of doughs for turnovers, fried pies, poppers, and Texas-by-way-of-Krakow kolaches, all offered in sweet and savory iterations.

“WHEN PIES FLY” guides the rolling pin novice and the experienced dough wrangler to dozens of shapes and styles of crusty, flaky, delicious treats. Barrow’s well-tested, foolproof crust recipes means pie-making is fun, not scary, and her step-by-step techniques makes turning out a free-form pie practically foolproof.