No matter how you slice it, our fourth Pie-Off with Catherine MacLellan was a delicious success that basked in an afternoon of autumn sunlight. This year's Pie-Off was presented in partnership with Cultivate: A Festival of Food & Drink, in downtown Port Hope. As with previous pie celebrations this was a sweet community fundraiser for Green Wood's work with those who are hungry, homeless and hurting.
The lingering taste of fresh pie helped to balance hard work and tough decision-making as home-made pies were judged by a panel of qualified adjudicators.
P.E.I. (that's pie misspelled) singer/songwriter Catherine MacLellan (a pie-baker of some reputation, herself) was quick to congratulate Katie Flindall, winner of the competition's top prize 'World's Best Pie' with her apple pie. Katie noted that she learned to bake such fine pie while growing up on the American prairie.
Along with Katie Flindall (top left), Allison Casteels (top right) took the prize for 'Best 100 Mile Pie', while Alex Lang (lower left) won 'Best Gluten-Free Pie' and the trophy for 'Best Sweet Pie' was taken home by Andrea Kalil and Adam Gibson (lower right). Congratulations all!