I haven't tried the pies, but Michelle Polzine, the James Beard–nominated pastry chef from Range restaurant in San Francisco, was raving about Lawless's desserts. And the idea certainly sounds like a winner: For $60 a month, you get one large or three small pies each week for four weeks, sweet and savory. Past flavors have included Mexican chocolate chess, garlicky collard and apple-smoked bacon, farmhouse white bean and sage, and brown butter sugar pie. On Lawless's Twitter feed, she says she's making honeyed green garlic, strawberry rhubarb, and asparagus and local bacon. Sign me up!
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