At first glance, poet Kate Lebo's A Commonplace Book of Pie doesn't appear to be a collection of either poems or recipes. Take a bigger bite.
A Commomplace Book of Pie by Kate Lebo (Chin Music Press, ppg.93, $17.95)
Rather than a large collection of recipes, Lebo's slim volume offers whimsical prose poems about a variety of pies, delightfully illustrated with the tools of the pie-maker's trade by artist Jessica Lynn Bonin. Tucked into the back of the book are some sage suggestions for successful pie making, a hand full of recipes, and even directions on how best to eat pie. This charming little book could be the perfect holiday hostess gift or stocking stuffer for the true pastry artist on your gift list.
Kate Lebo is in Austin over the next week, making appearances in promotion of her new book. Look for her at the following events.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 1-3pm
Whole Foods Culinary Center (525 N. Lamar)
Lebo will read from her book, present a mini-pie-making demonstrations (at 1:30pm and 2:30pm) and share free pie samples.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 7pm
BookWoman (5501 N. Lamar)
Kate will be a guest of the Feminist Kitchen book club and present her zine "The Pie Lady Manifesto."
Sunday, Nov. 10, 11am-1pm
Mueller Farmers' Market (4550 Mueller in the hangar)
Kate will host a Pie Social, selling signed copies of her book ($17.95) and slices of her own pie ($5 per slice). Anyone who contributes a pie to the social is welcome to try other pies for free.
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