WHERE WOMEN COOK: pie• ography
Where Pie Meets Biography
Everyone has a story to tell and even though we hear them and tell them every day we do not often think about them in a composition other than just that, a story with words and maybe images on a page. But what if it were more?
Pieography is a new design for storytelling. It is all about using ingredients to tell the story of someone’s life and to share it not only in sight but in taste and smell.
Can you think of and tell the story of your life as a pie?
How do the ingredients that make the tale of your life combine to create a pie that is, in essence, the flavors and taste of your personal story? Is your life and your pie made simply with red apples grown in the neat, tended rows of a farmer’s orchard? Or, is your pie, your life, more likely flavored with the essence of passion fruit hinting at the exotic and the unknown? Yet still, it might be tinged with the au courant contradiction of salted caramel ice cream or its dark, rich sauce teeming with deep, complex flavors.
Pieography is not a book of memories of all that a much loved pie brings to mind because we each do have these remembered moments that are sweet or savory and filled with family and times not to be forgotten. No, this is something very different. Pie•ography is the biography of a woman’s life told through the ingredients that create a slice, a taste — of her life in a pie. Savory, bitter, or richly appointed; simple and sweet or messy and gooey these pages tell her story through more than words.