Beth’s journey is probably the most fascinating out there in the world of pie. She has used pie and sharing it with others, as a way of coping with the unexpected death of her husband, which serves as the basis for her book. Portland serves as the backdrop for much of the book, as she was living here at the time.
Her pie story started in Malibu, California when she quit a lucrative job to bake pies at a gourmet deli, which was frequented by a number of celebrities.
To add to the intrigue, she now lives in Eldon, Iowa, in the American Gothic House, where she runs “Pitchfork Pie Stand” for part of the year. She also continues to teach pie making classes, write on her blog, The World Needs More Pie, and is pursuing a reality TV series.
Making Piece is getting great reviews and I wish Beth success. I’ve been following her story since I started Make Me Some Pie, as I was surprised to find I wasn’t the only pie-centric blogger in Portland. Her story truly illustrates the healing power of pie. You can read more about her story in this excellent piece by Jennifer Anderson in the Portland Tribune.
Making Piece is available in stores and online now.
Howard will be making three appearances in Portland, here are the details: