Food on Friday: Pie of the tiger

By Julia Westhoff

Folks, let me tell you something: This job isn’t easy. You might think it’s all fun and games writing a column about recipes, but the responsibilities that come with putting yourself out there as a home chef are weighty. Case in point: I was asked to serve as a judge at the second annual VillageFest Pie Contest last Friday.

Joe Cristofani's grand prize winning pie.
Joe Cristofani’s grand prize winning pie.
There can be no task more arduous than tasting dozens of delicious pies.

In any case, I’m happy to present the winners of this year’s contest – including the first-ever repeat grand champion, Joe Cristofani, who is clearly the Pie King of Prairie Village.

Grand Prize: Joe Cristofani

Fruit:
1st: Joe Cristofani
2nd: Diane Harris
3rd: Sara Thompson

Youth:
1st: Elizabeth & Grace Kurtz
2nd: Isabelle Cristofani
3rd: Julia Caldwell
4th: Josie Gowen

Nut/other:
1st: Cornelia Hertzer
2nd: Brenda Doyle
3rd: Jean Gaigals