Erin Jeanne McDowell, the author of forthcoming cookbook The Fearless Baker: Simple Secrets for Baking Like a Pro will be attending the Southmoreland Piefest and signing copies of her new cookbook.
Erin is affectionately nicknamed “Pie Queen” and naturally the section on pies in the cookbook is the most comprehensive and full of tips on time, crust-making, lattice topping etc. Many of her pies are tailor made for the holidays such as Sugar Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Five-Spice Pumpkin Pie, Cider-Caramel Apple, Concord Grape, and the Jammy Hand Pies which are super easy.
At just 30 years old, Erin McDowell is truly one of the rising stars in the baking world, a leading voice of the next generation of baking experts. In addition to being Food52’s most popular baking contributor, she is a highly respected food stylist, recipe tester and recipe developer for well over 60 cookbooks. Legendary baker Rose Levy Beranbaum, who wrote her forward, says, “Her writing style is so friendly, fun, and unpretentious that it makes baking more approachable than ever.” Award-winning food blogger Molly Yeh says, “Erin’s fierce understanding of the science of baking makes her one of the most trustworthy bakers.”
Erin’s baking philosophy lets anyone bake without fear by showing them the whys behind each recipe.