I am so excited to be talking about all things Pie, –yes, I said Pie in this episode with my guest will Cristen Clark, an Iowa farmer, an Iowa Food and Family Project, contributor, a skillful baker whose Harvest Pear Pie brought $3,000 for the Blue Ribbon Foundation at the Iowa State Fair and a Cooking and Baking Contest Judge, just to name a few of her talents. Listen to my interview and learn how to make the perfect crust from this Queen of Pie and get links to her favorite pie recipes.
Cristen @ FoodandSwine.Com
Hi! My name is Cristen, and I’m an Iowa farmer. In my family, we raise corn, soybeans, pigs, and cattle. I love cooking and writing, and sharing contest winning recipes with people I know. Memories made in the kitchen, are some of the most vivid memories I have, and certainly the most treasured. I started this blog to share the recipes straight from my family cookbook and moments on our farm in Iowa. You’ll find heirloom recipes, recipes I’ve entered and won money with, in cooking and baking contests, and plenty more than just taste dang good. I am a mom of two, a daughter who loves pigs and basketball, and a son who loves tractors and… tractors. He gets that nowhere strange as I, too, love big tractors. I can’t live without mascara, leather work gloves, and Nike crew socks. I survive on two eggs, over hard with two slices of bacon for breakfast, and the sports page every morning of my life.
Things I’m doing now:
Pork Be Inspired, guest blog host
Anderson Erickson Dairy, brand ambassador
Common Ground Iowa, Volunteer
Iowa Food and Family Project, contributor
Iowa Pork Producers
Social Media Task Committee: National Pork Board
Cooking and Baking Contest Judge
Speaker and Consultant
Fastpitch Softball Pitching Instructor
*Iowa Egg Council Decadent Dessert Competition
*Iowa Beef Industry Council Collegiate Beef Cookoff
*Sutter Home Winery, Build A Better Burger Contest Napa, CA