There was nothing but pie

Sweet and Savory

by the Editors

Sweet and Savory

Sybil Teles

PIE NIGHT at Kara Gelinas’ house all started because of Harold and the Purple Crayon, the children’s book by Crockett Johnson. Harold draws a picnic, which imagines into a collection of nine pies. Like many things that start small, Kara’s Pie Night grew into something larger than originally anticipated. The tradition started in 2000 with a college roommate. Now, more than a decade later, it’s an event Kara hosts with her family for friends at her Oak Bluffs home. At this Pie Night, in 2011, Kara baked 30 pies. It’s an orchestration of timing, blenders, crusts, refrigeration, the oven and the dishwasher. Kara’s stack of handwritten recipes is color coded at the top, categorizing and characterizing recipes. From sweet to savory, Kara’s exuberance reflects an absolute delight in all things pie.