Arkansas Pie

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Arkansas Pie

by Kat Robinson
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Dozens of different pies on restaurant menus from the Delta to the Ozarks await hungry diners, and almost every delectable creation is a masterpiece of southern baking. Join food writer Kat Robinson on a tour through an Arkansas culinary tradition. Kat has traveled the state, sampling more than 400 different varieties and absorbing stories along the way.

Learn where fried pie is king and why a pie called Possum should be the official state pie. Meet the North Little Rock man who made and sold 100 different pies in a single day, and discover the new and innovative pie-making methods of chefs in Fayetteville and Hot Springs. It's all here in this mouthwatering and informative collection.

Kat Robinson is a food and travel writer based in Little Rock. She still travels Arkansas and the South searching for good stories, tall tales and the next great little restaurant, but now she's also communications manager for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Her credits include life as the "Eat Arkansas" girl for the Arkansas Times, an eight-year stint producing Today's THV This Morning (CBS Little Rock), three years producing for KAIT-TV in Jonesboro and a college career in novelty music radio. Kat is a featured blogger with Lonely Planet, an explorer with Arkansas Wild, a hamburger and sweets correspondent for "Serious Eats" and an occasional contributor to publications both inside and outside Arkansas. In the past she's been a bi-weekly columnist with Sync Weekly, an adventurer for 2njoy Magazine, a writer for Deep South Magazine, an eco-conscious journalist for GreenZine, a mommy blogger for Savvy Kids and a contributor to Food Network Magazine. Kat's work has also appeared in Little Rock Family Magazine, Living in Arkansas Emerald City of the South and the print version of the Arkansas Times, as well as the Arkansas Free Press, Let's Go Magazine and Today's Man. Her latest work has included Forbes Travel Guide's, USA Today and Cat Fancy. She was recognized by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism in 2011 with a Henry Award for Media Support; with the 2011 award for Best Freelance Writing for a Large Daily by the Arkansas Press Association; and numerous times by the Arkansas Times as a runner-up for Best Local Blog (behind the Times's own "Arkansas Blog"). Kat lives with her daughter, Hunter, in her hometown of Little Rock. Her interests include historical food research, highway history and amateur photography. She continues to blog at her personal website, TieDyeTravels. com, and also blogs for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism at