From pies to chocolate to ice cream yule logs, it’s dessert season in WNC.
On June 25, after more than a year of planning, friends Vincent Gagnon and Matt Bailey officially opened Woodpecker Pie inside The Mothlight on Haywood Road.
Each summer, local cookbook author and culinary instructor Barbara Swell invites family and friends to reconnect for some old-fashioned fun celebrating the art of pie. Click through for Swell’s tips on hosting a pie contest and a gallery of photos from this year’s event by Cindy Kunst.
Pie is not only the ultimate comfort food — it also offers endless opportunity for culinary creativity, be it sweet or savory.
Asheville is about to get pied — in the hand. Business partners Vincent Gagnon and Matt Bailey, who recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their business opening, have lofty goals of becoming Asheville’s first exclusive pie purveyors.