Pie School

Kate’s classic pie cookbook, Pie School, will be rereleased by Sasquatch Books in Fall 2023 with all new recipes, including foolproof instructions for whole wheat pie crust, pies that use rare and unusual fruits, and slam-dunk savory pies. Pre-order here.

Unlock the secret to baking the perfect crust, and everything else is easy as pie. Learn the tricks to making enviable baked goods while enjoying Kate Lebo’s humorous, thoughtful, and encouraging voice. In addition to recipes, Lebo invites readers to ruminate on the social history, the meaning, and the place of pie in the pantheon of favorite foods. When you have mastered the art, science and magic of creating the perfect pie in Pie School, everyone will want to be your friend.

“If actual school was as fun as Pie School, no one would ever play hooky. Kate Lebo has written a wonderful book celebrating the craft of baking fruit pies. Pie School is equal parts sassy and poetic, as sweet as a perfectly ripe peach with just the right balance of acerbic wit.”
—Becky Selengut, author of Good Fish
“Kate Lebo is the teacher we all wanted in school, her kitchen a classroom for lessons in life. Sure, there’s plenty of instruction here on the tasty metaphysics of fruit, flour, and butter. But good pie is so much more—it’s imagination and art and love. Hooray for Kate Lebo and Pie School.”
—Langdon Cook, author of The Mushroom Hunters
“Everyone should have a baker in their life—they are the sorts of friends worth cultivating. Treat your baker right (or encourage one into action) with a copy of Pie School, local author Kate Lebo’s ode to all things flaky and sweet. The book promises “Lessons in Fruit, Flour & Butter” and it does not disappoint. Pie can be intimidating, but Lebo demystifies and charms in this beautifully designed volume. It’s the sort of school we would all be eager to attend.”
—Edible Seattle