Friday, February 5, 2010

Who Dat Pie & Sweet Ricotta

Hey all!!

Alright, so unless you've been living under a rock or you're just not interested in football, the Saints are headed to the Superbowl this Sunday. Now, I admit, usually, I don't care. I am, however, from New Orleans, and am part of my tribe.

So in honor of my city's team heading to the big show in so many freakin' years, I'm doing a Who Dat Pie. Now, I have to maybe explain this a little bit. I've been getting a lot of questions about what, exactly, a Who Dat is. It's our fight song. As in, "Who dat sayin' they gonna beat them saints, who dat?! Who dat?!"

The Who Dat song has sorta.... well, let's just say the city has done exactly what my city does, and everyone is now doing their own version of the Who Dat song. In case you'd like to know what that sounds like, take a look at the Times Picayune/ site to hear the whole line up of songs. It really is quite fun.

So what's in a Who Dat Pie? Chocolate, lots of it, and pralines. And lots of lots of love. Molasses. And more pralines. And cream. And more pralines. Who dat sayin' they gonna eat that pie? Who dat?!

While I'm usually very fair and like to put in both sides of pie, in love and not in love for Valentine's day, all political candidates, the front runners of any race..... not this time. I'll admit, I live Persimmon Pie (the best persimmons being found in Indiana), but they aren't in season. And no one around here really knows Shoofly Pie. So what to do?

Go local.

That's right, this week we're featuring a local favorite, the Sweet Ricotta. For once I won't put berries or honey or anything in it, just let this wonderful little pie speak for itself.

We'll also have a few Key Lime Pies at the market this Saturday, but only in whole pies, the crust won't allow little ones. So jump on them while they last! There's also going to be some quiche (new flavors!) and maybe, if we have time, cinnamon rolls.

Alright, y'all, see you at the Hope Artist Village tomorrow from 11-2. Hope you have a great weekend!

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