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Reviews, Awards, and Quotes 

The Pie and Pastry Bible, published in 1998, received many kudos including: Food & Wine Books "Best of the Best: The Best Recipes from the Best Cookbooks of the Year" and Coffee & Cuisine "Best Cookbook" award.

Rose's encylopedic book, The Pie and Pastry Bible, 1998, was nominated for a James Beard award. It was also included in Food and Wine's book "the Best of the Best."

"Baking pies is hard work, but the hardest job here is deciding which amazing pie to bake first. Rose Levy Beranbaum, who previously wrote The Cake Bible, brings missionary zeal to her task of revealing the secrets of great pies."--People Magazine

"I have been visited by a pie priestess-Rose Levy Beranbaum, author of the newly released Pie and Pastry Bible. And I have seen the light, or rather tasted the light and flaky pie crust made by my very own hands following Beranbaum's commandments."                                      --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Ms. Beranbaum may be the most meticulous cook who ever lived."--The New York Times "

"0 Heavenly Pie: Rose Beranbaum-aka The Queen of Tarts-explores pies, tarts, and every other pastry under the sun, savory as well as sweet."--Traditional Home

"The knead for love: Rose Levy Beranbaum gets a warm and floury feeling from pastry in all its guises, and judging by her book sales, so do many of the rest of us."--Toronto National Post

"...One cannot help but be impressed by Beranbaum's thoroughness and depth of knowledge. ...anyone who takes baking seriously ought to buy this book."                  - Cook's Illustrated

"I made my first pie ever and it turned out perfect! I didn't expect it to turn out at all since I'm an inexperienced baker. It's definitely a book worth having in your cookbook collection.        --Mindy M.W., Oregon

"The aptly named bible was a revelation, and the cream cheese crust that you call the soul of your book was alone worth the price of the book."--Anne D., Maryland

"To paraphrase a famous saying---you can have my Pie and Pastry Bible when you pry it from my cold dead fingers!" --Al P., Idaho

The Pie & Pastry Bible (1998) 

Thanks to The Cake Bible, I'm known for cakes, but my greatest love to eat is a fruit laden or filled pastry, such as cherry pie, lemon tart, sticky buns filled with rum soaked raisins.........and this 692 page book with over 250 recipes, which took me over 5 years to write, has all of them. It also includes a wide variety of pie crusts from my favorite tender, flaky, and flavorful cream cheese and butter crust to savory crusts made with goose fat or beef suet.
The excellent illustrations were doing by my high school classmate Laura Maestro.

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Gallery of Out Takes from Our Kitchens and Style Photography

A sampling of our recipes in their baked form and testing during our production.   Click on the photo below to toggle through the gallery. 


"I could go on and on about the merits of The Pie and Pastry Bible. Although I wish no one else would read it so that I could be the only person in the world (besides yourself) who can make marvelous crusts. I cannot help thinking this is a book that should not be kept a secret."  --Stephanie J., Indiana

When people speak of Rose Levy Beranbaum, they tend to use the same terminology that is usually reserved for saints and prophets. I bought this book to see what all the fuss was about. OK___the fuss was about a blend of perfection and friendly writing. This is a great cookbook.