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2015/08/26 21:44:08 (permalink)

A Few Good Pie Places

All youze Yinzers from Da Burgh know about Rick Sebak but it's time the world knows about this talented guy.
He's produced some OUTSTANDING shows now running on Public TV stations.
Here's da story:
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2015/08/23/New-PBS-shows-feature-worthy-pie-places-and-bakeries-rick-sebak-grant-bar-restaurant-bakeries/stories/201508230073
Here' the full length version of " A Few Good Pie Places. It's 55 minutes but if you like pie, it's worth watching
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365544300/
 
ALMOST makes me want to donate to our local PBS Station!
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 09:33:01 (permalink)
    Oh, come on, Foodbme!  You should support your local PBS station!  Think of all those great cooking shows.  I hate some of the programming, myself (especially the self-help snake oil they peddle during pledge drives), but  hey, as someone without cable, I'd hate to see them go away.
     
    My local station, Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), aired the Sebak shows back to back on Tuesday night.  I was interrupted during the bakeries show, but did get to watch the whole pie program.  I thought they were both outstanding -- especially the pie show (and especially the sugar cream pie).  I knew they would be; I love Sebak's shows.  Fortunately, TPT is airing them both again on Saturday afternoon -- right before the Travers Stakes on NBC. That will be a fun afternoon.  Pies and horse racing!
     
    Go American Pharoah!
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 10:20:42 (permalink)
    Thank you foodbme for bringing up the PBS pie show that was on the other night. 
     
    Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed that show. And the show on bakeries, too.
     
    I just don't understand the type of "self help snake oil" pledge shows (as rumaki described them) they use during their "begging" drives. Why those type of shows? 
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 10:24:15 (permalink)
    I'd also like to add that I think Rick Sebak is perfect for that genre of shows.
     
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 11:21:38 (permalink)
    Can someone ID the places & pies that were in the shows? It's doubtful that I'll ever get around to seeing them.
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 11:29:02 (permalink)
    The Post-Gazette story linked above lists most of them, and Foodbme provided a link to watch the pie show online.
     
    Two I recall specifically: sugar cream pie from Nick's Kitchen in Huntington, IN; the Braham, MN annual "Pie Day" was also featured.
     
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 16:19:26 (permalink)
    Twinwillow
    I'd also like to add that I think Rick Sebak is perfect for that genre of shows.
     


    The snake oil shows or the foodie shows?? 
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 16:22:10 (permalink)
    I know many of us here on RF can vouch for the quality of the sugar cream pie at Nick's Kitchen in Huntington.  I will have to watch the show to see which places were included.
     
    Rick Sebak is great with those kinds of show, i would love to be his research assistant.
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 17:25:38 (permalink)
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    I know many of us here on RF can vouch for the quality of the sugar cream pie at Nick's Kitchen in Huntington.  I will have to watch the show to see which places were included.
     
    Rick Sebak is great with those kinds of show, i would love to be his research assistant.


    Could I be your assistant?
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 17:35:38 (permalink)
    Sure thing, send your pie resume to....
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 17:39:55 (permalink)
    Here is a list of the places visited in Rick's latest PBS show, A Few Good Pie Places. 
     
    Portage Pie in Westfield, New York
    Ikeda’s Market in Auburn, California
    Two Fat Cats Bakery in Portland, Maine
    Grant Bar & Restaurant in Millvale, Pennsylvania
    Poorhouse Pies in Underhill, Vermont
    A La Mode Pies in Seattle, Washington
    Nick’s Kitchen in Huntington, Indiana
    Rolling Pin Bakehouse near Roanoke, Indiana
    Pie Lady On 5 in South Whitley, Indiana
    Loula’s Café in Whitefish, Montana
    Braham Pie Day in Braham, Minnesota
    Woodruff’s Pie Shop in Monroe, Virginia
     
    All places look like they are worth a visit!!!!
    post edited by jm199 - 2015/08/27 17:44:30
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 17:58:36 (permalink)
    And here are the bakeries visited in A Few Great Bakeries:
     
    Columbus Baking Company in Syracuse, New York
    Orange Peel Bakery in Aquinnah, Massachusetts
    Chez Moi Bakery in Durham, North Carolina
    Mama Ines Mexican Bakery in Lafayette, Indiana
    Minerva Bakery in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
    Standard Baking Company in Portland, Maine
    Mahoroba Japanese Bakery in Sacramento, California
    Sluys’ Bakery in Poulsbo, Washington
    Silverbow Bakery in Juneau, Alaska
    Bernice’s Bakery in Missoula, Montana
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 18:00:56 (permalink)
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    Sure thing, send your pie resume to....


    Could I just send a picture of my belly?
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 18:17:34 (permalink)
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    Sure thing, send your pie resume to....


    Could I just send a picture of my belly?


    That depends, if you can set two piece of pie on it while sitting down, the job is yours!
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 18:17:41 (permalink)
    Thank you jm199.
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 18:20:17 (permalink)
    Indiana is on there 3 times and ALL within 30 miles of each other!  Hmmmmm, could it be because that area is largely Amish, Mennonite, Brethern, German Baptist??
     
     
     
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 18:30:11 (permalink)
    Seriously?

     
     
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 18:44:23 (permalink)
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    Sure thing, send your pie resume to....


    Could I just send a picture of my belly?


    That depends, if you can set two piece of pie on it while sitting down, the job is yours!


    Mmm, let me get get back to you on that. 
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 23:03:48 (permalink)
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    Seriously?

     
     


    Looks good, so what seriously about it?
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/27 23:06:51 (permalink)
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    Oh, come on, Foodbme!  You should support your local PBS station!  Think of all those great cooking shows.  I hate some of the programming, myself (especially the self-help snake oil they peddle during pledge drives), but  hey, as someone without cable, I'd hate to see them go away.
     My local station, Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), aired the Sebak shows back to back on Tuesday night.  I was interrupted during the bakeries show, but did get to watch the whole pie program.  I thought they were both outstanding -- especially the pie show (and especially the sugar cream pie).  I knew they would be; I love Sebak's shows.  Fortunately, TPT is airing them both again on Saturday afternoon -- right before the Travers Stakes on NBC. That will be a fun afternoon.  Pies and horse racing!
     Go American Pharoah!

    I was being Facetious. Only 2 things I donate to are Public TV & The Salvation Army 
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/28 06:24:05 (permalink)
    Knew it was on, slept right though it.....
     
    Great to see long time Roadfood favorite Nick's Kitchen featured and as CajunKing stated above, only one visit is necessary to know they make the real thing.  Especially, that Hoosier specialty sugar cream.
     
    It was so exciting to see Woodruff's Café & Pie Shop in Virginia included.  You could not ask for a place that combines nicer people serving better pie.  Here is a write up of when Mariton and I visited for the first time a few years ago.  A truly special place!
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/28 06:56:06 (permalink)
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    Seriously?

     
     


    Looks good, so what seriously about it?

    It looks like amateur hour. The dessert left uneaten at the church social. I have baked cakes that look as good as that, and I don't call myself a baker.
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/28 14:10:20 (permalink)
    It does lack appeal, youd a thunk a better photo would have been selected.  That and chez mois doesnt have abrick n mortar location, more hobbyist than professional
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/28 17:03:29 (permalink)
    I'll take this strawberry/blackberry/blueberry/red raspberry pie any day over that sad Bundt cake!

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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/28 18:46:39 (permalink)
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    Indiana is on there 3 times and ALL within 30 miles of each other!  Hmmmmm, could it be because that area is largely Amish, Mennonite, Brethern, German Baptist??
     
     
     




    ...and in my backyard...
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/28 18:47:57 (permalink)
    lleechef
    I'll take this strawberry/blackberry/blueberry/red raspberry pie any day over that sad Bundt cake!





    Ditto!
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/28 21:04:25 (permalink)
    You know, she was having a tough day, so I had to settle for this from Susie Homemaker. Being an understanding husband, I didn't criticize.

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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/31 11:43:30 (permalink)
    Lori and I attended the premiere party for these Rick Sebak shows. It was fun to chat with Rick and other attendees, but it was a bit too noisy to watch well, so we left during the pie special so that we would be able to watch the bakery special more carefully.
     
    It's not often that you see a bar switch off a baseball game to turn on PBS.
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/08/31 15:13:13 (permalink)
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    It's not often that you see a bar switch off a baseball game to turn on PBS.


    As much as I love pie, there I just something wrong with that!  It would never happen to the Steelers.
     
    Glad you and Lori got to enjoy the premiere with Mr. Sebak.  That must have been lots of fun.
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    Re: A Few Good Pie Places 2015/09/01 07:28:57 (permalink)
    I just watched both specials and I have to say, I cried a little bit.  Partly because they reminded of what the Food Network USED to be before they became a celeb chef driven machine focused on competitions and branding.  They really reminded me of "Food Finds" with Sandra Pinckney and "Best Of" with Mark Steines and Jill Cordes.  I also really loved the story of the mother and her daughters at the Woodruff Pie Shop, the ladies and the honor system at Poorhouse Pies, the way that the guys came together at the place in Montana after one of the customers had lost his wife to illness, the community vibe at Orange Peel Bakery (pizza nights!) and I was so happy to see that one of my favorite places, Columbus Bakery in Syracuse, NY made the list!  I thought that Rick Sebak did such a wonderful job allowing the stories of these places and the people who own and run them as well as how important they are to their communities, be the driving force of the documentaries.  Well done!
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