The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is pleased to announce Pie Talk, an event featuring Arkansas culinary expert Kat Robinson as she presents a screening of a portion of her film with PBS “Make Room for Pie,” finishing with a talk about pies, Arkansas pies, and her work on her upcoming book, The Great Arkansas Pie Book. Pie, both savory and sweet, and refreshments will also be served. Pie Talk takes place from 2 - 4 p.m. at The Writers’ Colony at 515 Springs St. in Eureka Springs. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased on their website.
Robinson is a long-time writer in residence with The Writers’ Colony, staying in their Culinary Suite which is specialized with the tools she needs to get away from the everyday bustle of life and focus on her culinary writing. She stayed with WCDH in January for two weeks, working on her upcoming book on Arkansas pies and making 50 pies that she then shared with the staff and other writers in residence, and plans to make more during her February residency.
About Kat Robinson
Kat Robinson is the author of the 2018 compendium Arkansas Food: The A to Z of Eating in the Natural State. The Little Rock-based author and food historian is well known for her culinary travelogues featuring regional food including Arkansas’ most significant restaurants, mom-and-pop dairy bars, and where to find a great homemade pie. Robinson's most recent book, Arkansas Cookery: Retro Recipes from The Natural State, was completely cooked, photographed, and chronicled in our Culinary Suite. The book includes 103 recipes from mid-century Arkansas church and community cookbooks dating from 1935 to 1985.
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