Pursuing the Perfect Pie

Saturday, November 3rd ~ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With three-time champion of the Warkworth Perfect Pie Contest Eila Belton

Pursuing the Perfect Pie is an intensive one-day workshop where participants will be introduced to the secrets of perfect crusts (lard & shortening), double crust, lattice and open techniques and classic, innovative and savory fillings. We are celebrating local ingredients in keeping with Lang’s pioneer spirit. Everyone will take home three pies and a wealth of knowledge about their preparation. The three pies participants will be making during this workshop include pumpkin, pear and cranberry with a lattice top and a roasted tomato, zucchini, basil and ricotta savory tart. This workshop is for anyone who enjoys a culinary learning adventure.

Instructor Bio: A longtime resident of Dartford, Ontario, Eila discovered a love of cooking in her native Finland and later pursued this as chef and caterer in Northumberland County in her adopted country, Canada.  She first won the Warkworth Perfect Pie contest in 1988, reviewed by Elizabeth Baird in the Toronto Sun, as having won “by a Hare”, because she was the first champion with a savory rabbit pie. Eila won again in 1992 as the “Champion of Champions.”  After a hiatus from competition, Eila spontaneously entered in 2017 with a savory chicken, leek and local morel mushroom pie- another winner.  Eila loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for healthy locally sourced ingredients.

Location: Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building, Lang Pioneer Village Museum, 146 Lang Road, Keene

Cost: $75.00 + HST = $84.75 (at registration) + $15 fee for supply kit (at the workshop)
Kit includes all ingredients + recipes for three pies and 2 crusts

For more information or to register, please contact the Museum at 705-295-6694 or email info@langpioneervillage.ca. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 31.

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