Holly Ricciardi is a former graphic designer-turned-pastry chef. Her Pennsylvania German roots instiled in her a devotion to great pie from a young age, and she opened Magpie in September 2012. The shop's constantly changing menu of seasonal sweet and savoury pies has had Philadelphians lining up ever since. Magpie has been featured in Daily Candy, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast traveller, Philadelphia Magazine, Where Magazine, Zagat, Yahoo, and Thrillist, among others. Holly lives in Philadelphia.Miriam Harris hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she developed a zeal for seasonal, eclectic cooking early in life. Decades later, after editing hundreds of cookbooks at Food & Wine Books and Rodale Books, she turned to writing them. Her writing collaborations have included The Bob's Red Mill Cookbook,The Latin Road Home with Iron Chef Jose Garces, and Indulge, with Real Housewives star Kathy Wakile. Miriam lives in New Jersey.
"Beautiful pies (and a lot of gorgeous atmosphere) from an iconic Philadelphia pie shop make this a book that will appeal to crust-making pros and amateurs alike." -Eater.com naming MAGPIE one of Fall 2015's Best Cookbooks: Sweet and Savory Baking "Gorgeously illustrated with full-color photographs, Magpie is as informative as it is delicious. The plethora of recipes will have readers reaching for their aprons so they can whip up a pie or two to share with those they love." --Shelf Awareness "Full-color photos, step-by-step images, and a contemporary, clean design round out this stellar title." --Publishers Weekly