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Kate McDermott

Art of the Pie
Owner and Pie Whisperer

James Beard Nominee, Kate McDermott, is the author of "Home Cooking with Kate McDermott" (Oct 2018), and the best seller "Art of the Pie" (2016). She has been named “Food Rock Star” and “Pie Whisperer”, and has received high praise for her work from Dorie Greenspan, Ruth Reichl, Ken Haedrich, David Leite, and many others. Kate lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, where she writes, tends her gardens, cooks, and bakes.

Honors Received for "Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade
Crusts, Fillings, and Life":

James Beard Foundation 2017 Nominee: (Baking and Desserts)

International Association of Culinary Professionals 2017 Nominee: (SingleSubject, Food Photography & Styling, Narrative Culinary Blog)

Big Library Read Global eBook Club Read (March 2017)

Food52’s Piglet Community Cookbook Pick

Starred Review by Publisher’s Weekly

Library Journal Best Books of 2016

Leite’s Culinaria Best Cookbook of 2016

Atlanta Journal Constitution Best Cookbooks of 2016

Eat Your Books Best Cookbooks of 2016

Washington Post Best Cookbooks of 2016

InStyle Best Fall 2016 Cookbooks

Epicurious.com Best Cookbooks of 2016

Radio Milwaukee Top 10 Cookbooks 2016

Sunset Magazine’s November 2016 Cookbook of the Month