A month or so ago, our friend Kat Richardson, author of the Greywalker Series, was on book tour in San Francisco. After a decadent evening of food and wine (and feline entertainment), followed by a walk on the beach the next morning, we went to see Kat talk at Borderlands, one of the premiere horror/sci-fi/fantasy bookstores in the Bay Area. Kat goes off on interesting tangents and one of them involved her research trip to England, a visit to a pub, and meat pies.
While her entire talk was interesting, what stuck with both Dave and I afterward was the idea of a meat pie. It sounded so good ... and we were both hungry. Sadly, we were many miles from a pub in England.
We had another author reading to go to in Noe Valley at the San Francisco Mystery Bookstore (the oldest mystery bookstore in the United States, btw), so we parked the car and went in search of something to fill the void. Lo and behold, a block and a half from the bookstore, we stumbled across a little hole in the wall called Peasant Pies (for some reason, Blogger will not create a link here, so please check out http://www.peasantpies.com). The smells wafting from the entrance were enticing, so we went inside.
My, oh my...Let me share the menu with you. And keep in mind, the average calorie count for the savory pies are around "300 calories with little fat or cholesterol and substantial amounts of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals."
|Hand-made fresh every morning, our sweet pie crust consists of pastry flour, butter, and sugar. We then fill the pies with fresh fruit and bake to a golden crust.|
| Apple Cranberry || |
Our own delicate pastry crust filled with sliced fresh apples, cranberry and fruit puree. We then top the pie with a thin layer of apricot jelly.
|Blueberry Pear|| |
Our own delicate pastry crust filled with sliced fresh pear, whole blueberries and fruit puree. We then top the pie with a thin layer of apricot jelly.
|Cherry Banana & Chocolate|| |
Our own delicate pastry crust filled with chocolate, fruit puree, sliced fresh banana and whole cherries.
|Chocolate Flan|| |
Our own delicate pastry crust filled with cream, egg, sugar, and bittersweet dark chocolate.
|Pumpkin Pecan|| |
Our own delicate pastry crust filled with pumpkin puree, ginger, egg, and cream. We then top the pie with a thin layer of apricot jelly.
|Vanilla Flan|| |
Our own delicate pastry crust filled with cream, egg, sugar, and pure vanilla.
At $2.85 a piece for these tasty and satisfying delights, you can't beat the price or the flavor!
Thank you, Kat, for the inspiration to give this place a try!