Nope. Pretend you're playing a game of pie roulette.
It might be made by Nicolas Blouin, pastry chef of Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek who just took first place at a chocolatier competition in North America. It could come from Jill Bates, notable pastry chef at Fearing's, the high-end restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas. You'll never know who made it; that's part of the fun.
No. Chefs can use whatever recipe they want, as long as it's a pumpkin or a pecan pie. Mynetta Cockerell helps make the pies at Parigi, for instance, and her recipe is from an old Louisiana cookbook. Tracy Tesar Elliott, chef John Tesar's wife, uses her pecan pie family recipe, passed down several generations, for Knife's pies.
They're ready for pick up Tuesday, Nov. 22 or Wednesday, Nov. 23 at seven pick-up locations around the Dallas Metroplex. We’re working out a deal with several food delivery services like UberEats… stay tuned! If you want a pie, you have to order in advance.
People are great, and the good news is you'll still be able to support VNA by purchasing a "zero calorie pie" for a $25 donation. It's also a great option if you'll be visiting grandma or grandpa this Thanksgiving.
A map with pickup locations is located on the power of pie homepage.
While 100% of the proceeds benefit VNA Meals on Wheels and Hospice Care, you are receiving a tangible and yummy pie in exchange for your purchase. So pie purchases are not tax deductible. However, the Zero Calorie Pie or any additional donation you choose to make is 100% tax deductible. This should be reflected in your receipt and you will also receive a written acknowledgement of your donation for your tax records.
You can encourage your friends to purchase pies by signing up to be a “pie seller.” Click here to sign up today! Or re-post or share about Power of Pie on your social media.