Food

A Few Good Pie Places

There are delicious pies for sale at shops, restaurants, cafes and roadside stands across America. So, in this delicious documentary we celebrate A Few Good Pie Places where people still make flaky crusts and scrumptious fillings.

Full Episode: A Few Good Pie Places

55m 50s

There’s something tasty, often sweet, fruity and All-American about a really good piece of pie. In this delicious documentary, travel across America and visit shops, restaurants, cafes and even a few homes where to find some excellent pies.

Episodes

  • Full Episode: A Few Good Pie Places: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Full Episode: A Few Good Pie Places

    55m 50s

    There’s something tasty, often sweet, fruity and All-American about a really good piece of pie. In this delicious documentary, travel across America and visit shops, restaurants, cafes and even a few homes where to find some excellent pies.

Extras + Features

  • Preview: A Few Good Pie Places: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: A Few Good Pie Places

    30s

    There’s something tasty, often sweet, fruity and All-American about a really good piece of pie. In this delicious documentary, travel across America and visit shops, restaurants, cafes and even a few homes where to find some excellent pies.

  • Pie in the Sky: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pie in the Sky

    7m 27s

    Pie In The Sky is a wonderful bakery, where we spent a cold and windy Friday in January 2015 with the shop’s owner Jeste Burton as she prepped, baked and waited on a steady stream of customers. Although she doesn’t make as many pies as the previous owner of the shop did, Jeste makes unusual small ones, and she let us watch while she prepared and baked some excellent Blueberry-Apricot-Malbec Pies.

  • Fasano Pie Company: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fasano Pie Company

    7m 28s

    The Fasano Pie Company was a big pie manufacturer in Chicago from the late 1940s through the mid-1980s. Now, one of the founder’s grandsons, Peter Fasano, is trying to rebuild the business with recipes he saved and revived. He delivers pies, sells them from his trucks, and knows a lot about his family’s history in the pie-making world.

  • Lisa's Pie Shop: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lisa's Pie Shop

    3m 3s

    On Highway 31 in rural Indiana, Lisa Sparks, her husband Jim and her crew of bakers have a big beautiful bakery where they produce a lot of baked goods that have earned them recognitions in many pie competitions around the state and the country. They also make Indiana’s official State Pie, the sugar cream, and they have lots of loyal customers.

  • Woodruff's Cafe & Pie Shop: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Woodruff's Cafe & Pie Shop

    2m 44s

    While shooting at Woodruff’s Café & Pie Shop in rural Virginia, owner Angle Woodruff Scott mentioned that she and her family and the staff sometimes sing for their customers. At a slow moment in mid-morning, we asked if they’d sing a song for us, and they performed a family favorite called “I’ll Search Heaven For You.” We included one verse of the song in the program, but the whole song is great.

  • Rick and Read: Behind The Scenes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rick and Read: Behind The Scenes

    4m 7s

    At WQED, the public television station in Pittsburgh, TV producer/narrator Rick Sebak and composer/musician Read Connolly talk about how they met, how they work together and how the music was created for A FEW GOOD PIE PLACES and A FEW GREAT BAKERIES.

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