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Sunday, July 15, 2007

No judgment.

I have noticed that some people do not fully interweave their lattice tops, but instead lay strips in one direction and a second perpendicular layer of strips. I'm sure they are good people anyway.

17 Comments:

Blogger Dubin said...

I don't see how they could be.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Indeed, I think we need to have a pogrom.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous doctorpat said...

So what's a lattice top?

Pictures?

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Peter said...

So what's a lattice top?

Megan is referring to pies. Sometimes people make a lattice top consisting of thin strips of crust.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

consisting of thin strips of crust.

Consisting of thin interwoven strips of crust.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Francis said...

and I thought you were talking about home-made tank tops.

(kidding.)
(mostly.)

9:56 AM  
Anonymous margie said...

The word lattice does not imply interwovenness, just the criss-crossing pattern. For instance, railroad trestles often have lattice-work, but it is not interwoven. That said, I am a fan of interwovenness, because I love attention to detail.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Feeling your oats, Margie? Gonna explain to us how lattices work? You're a big authority on pie now?

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Peter said...

A truly ambitious pie-maker could use a sharp knife to cut the entire lattice-work out of a single flat piece of crust material. The more intricate the lattice-work, or lattice-work design if you want to be technical about things, the higher the score.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Margie sent me this to complain about big fat cheaters.

You know, for some, that would be a really useless registry gift that clutters up their kitchen. I was checking it out and thinking, what a useful tool.

This shows how to weave your lattice top.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Considering how bad I want a pastry wheel, I feel a little sheepish going to look for one and finding out that they cost about four dollars. I will buy myself a pastry wheel and I will be content with my entire life.

I was a little intimidated by this one. But I think I could master it.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Whatever. When I won for best presentation with an oakleaf cluster on a sweet potato pie, I actually WENT AND PICKED several oakleaves from a block away to design the top. I believe the voters recognized that authenticity.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Marcus said...

First place, savory division:

Marcus, Holly, and Amer: mushroom pie

Third place, savory division:

Megan: summer vegetable pie
__________________________
Of course, three of us, one of you, but still...

HA HA HA HA HA HA! [VICTORY DANCE]

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Margie may speak whatever trash she wishes concerning PIE. I was humbled to be in the presence of the greatness that was her strawberry-rhubarb slice-of-heaven. And Margie, just so you know, you benefited from my philosophy of not splitting points. When there's a clear winner, you have to go with it.
--Other Megan, a.k.a. Pro-Pie, Anti-Coyote

4:39 PM  
Blogger Marcus said...

The strawberry-rhubarb was awesome. I couldn't quite tell how much of it was Margie and how much of it was that strawberry-rhubarb is the platonic ideal of fruit pie, but I think you get points for just choosing to make the ideal pie.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous froz gobo said...

Lovely pie party... I'd never have guessed that pumpkin and mushroom pies would garner my votes for top honors in July. They both seem like wintry pies. But they were awesome.

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Nathan Zook said...

You mean there are those who merely overlay? Why don't they buy their pies from Walmart?

5:57 AM  

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