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Good Food equals good pie

September 7, 2010 | 10:41 am

  Sato Goofy Smile

More than 100 pie-crazed bakers entered KCRW's second annual Good Food Pie Contest this weekend and Yuichiro Sato, a student from Japan living in Long Beach, took home the best of show and best savory pie honors for his meat pie. Other first-place winners included: Laurel Almerinda, whose baked coconut custard pie won for best cream pie and best crust; Sarah Boulton, whose Michigan tart cherry was the best fruit pie; Marla Cusack, whose macadamia was the best nut pie; and Denise Beauchamp, whose "plut with almond cream and almond shortbread crust" was deemed the best "interpretive" pie.

-- Russ Parsons

Photo: Yuichiro Sato. Credit: Bryony Shearmur