Monday, December 6, 2010

Pies Up the Wazoo at P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

There were literally hundreds of delicious pies at P.S. 29's “Eat Pie and Shop” Holiday Gift Fair and Pie Social in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn yesterday. Local bakers – both amateurs and professionals – cooked up sweet pies (fruit and berry, along with pumpkin and custard) and savories, like quiche. The pies were judged by parents and a panel of celebrity chefs, and were eaten by hoards of ravenous shoppers like us.

Where to start? Pumpkin is usually one of our favorites but this time we couldn't resist the double-crust apple pies, which looked like they had black birds baked inside.

The pecan pies were teeth-rattlingly sweet.

Some people went for the chocolate cream. We don't really hold with that.

After stuffing our faces we staggered out of the cafeteria to do some shopping at the gift fair, which had a really nice assortment of cute handmade items.

Our favorite: tiny little moss terrariums built inside light bulbs, little glass jars and blown glass orbs made by Twig Terrariums, run by Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow from Brooklyn. Beside plant life (easy to maintain, they say) each terrarium contains a little scene with teeny-tiny people.

Inside this one, for example, a cop is arresting a guy in a graffiti-strewn park. Very cool.

All in all it was a great event (sponsored by Fork + Pencil, Half Pint Citizens and Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain), and even better because the proceeds went to support the P.S. 29 PTA.

To see the action at the Brooklyn Friends School Winter festival, look here

Photos copyright MK Metz

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