Tell me about pie and one person springs to mind. Kate McDermott. The Art of the Pie. From a flour dusted apron to her sunny blue chapeau, Kate is my inspiration for all things round and sweet. When we met last year in Seattle for the first time, to bake side by side our American/Franco versions of apple pie, the Sisters of the Pie was born. Our wonderful pie- lovin’ filmmaker Luuvu captured the movement here.

Sisters of the Pie from by.luuvu on Vimeo

Recently Kate and I had a chance to talk again in Seattle while I was doing the Cochon & Charcuterie workshops with Dominique Chapolard. We ate pie chez @bonnevivante, found the leaf lard in a Pig at the Herbfarm, and talked about how we celebrate life- with friendship and pie. So we hatched a plan for a Sweet Meating- a chance to share our Pig & Pie centric lives with old and new friends. Here in Gascony. To celebrate life and friendship- on a portentous weekend- 11/11/11.

Join two sweet Kates  for a weekend or longer of ‘Pig & Pie’ beginning November 11, 2011, here, in Gascony at Camont. click here for more info: PIG & PIE.


From rhubarb to pie.KatedeCamont’s rhubarb tarte with ground almond & butter crust