With her neat apron, twinkly eyes and silver-threaded brown hair knotted behind a handkerchief, Holly Ricciardi looks like she should be smiling at you from a box of cake mix.
Not that the graphic-designer-turned-pie-regent of South Street would want you to use that store-bought junk. Last week, during the first in a series of upcoming pie classes at her charming Magpie bakeshop, Ricciardi recoiled cartoonishly when students (myself included) admitted to using pre-made crusts of the Pillsbury sort. Lined up along the flour-dusted marble counter, we freshmen rolled rounds of Magpie dough, moving swiftly in one direction with our pins, giving them quarter-turns, rolling again, adding flour, turning them, over and over. [ Read More ]
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