Charlie Herman, gloating. I'll never hear the end of this...
It pains me to say this, but WNYC business editor Charlie Herman took the prize for best pie in this year's pie throwdown.
For another year, the crown of pastry greatness has eluded me. What will it take, judges? WHAT WILL IT TAKE?
My guess: more sugar. Herman's winning entry was a Crack Pie. It's a best seller at Momofuku Milk Bar. It's an oat crust shell filled with a custard of cream, brown and white sugars and eggs.
Herman won because the judges were in a sugar-induced fog and their judgment was clouded.
Amy Eddings is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 PM until 8 PM weekdays. She started hosting in 2004, after long-time host JoAnn Allen left for the West Coast. Before ATC, Amy was a reporter. Her favorite topics were--and still are--garbage and recycling, which she still reports on whenever she can get out of the studio.