Cookbook Tasting Series with Melissa Vaughan: First Prize Pies by Allison Kave

Cookbook Tasting Series with Melissa Vaughan: First Prize Pies by Allison Kave

Saturday Mar 15, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

For more information, please call 718-801-8375

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Melissa Vaughan (The New Brooklyn Cookbook) prepares wonderful dishes using recipes from First Prize Pies, the cookbook inspired by Allison Kave’s company of the same name. Kave will also be on-hand to sign books.


Allison Kave made pies as a hobby, until one day her boyfriend convinced her to enter a Brooklyn pie-making contest. She won. In fact, her pies were such a hit that she turned pro. People can’t get enough of her Bourbon Ginger Pecan pie, her whimsical Root Beer Float Pie, her addictive Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie. And the crusts—oh, the crusts!—are so impossibly flaky, so utterly delicious, that pie eaters around the world will rejoice that Allison has at last divulged her techniques and tips. Organized by month, First Prize Pies includes pies for every sweet tooth, from inventive pies like Chocolate Lavender Teatime to old-school comfort pies like Candy Apple.



About the Author and Contributor:

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Allison Kave is the founder of the made-to-order First Prize Pies pie company. She has taught pie making at the French Culinary Institute and the James Beard Institute. Allison is also partnering with Keavy Blueher of Kumquat Cupcakery to create the soon-to-be Butter & Scotch, Brooklyn’s first dessert and craft cocktail bar. Learn more at

Melissa Vaughan, co-author of The New Brooklyn Cookbook, is a recipe developer and tester whose work has appeared in magazines (Real Simple, Cookie, Saveur, Every Day with Rachael Ray) and cookbooks by Daniel Boulud, Michael White, and Melissa Clark. She is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education.



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