Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Events / How to Cook Oct 23, 2011 Harvest Apple Bounty Day at Moss Street Market SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest“Move over, cupcake. It was good to know you, macaron. Say hello to pie.Apple Day at Moss Street Market Photo by G. HynesPie is having its moment. And it’s just the thing for a beleaguered middle class. Let the 1% daintily nibble gold-foiled, cognac-filled, chocolate truffles. The other 99% go for the wholesome taste of the more humble, affordable, and down-to-earth pie. And which pie reigns supreme? Apple, of course.Photo courtesy of Harry BurtonThe 2nd Annual Pie Tasting, held Saturday, October 15th at Moss St Market, saw dozens of chefs brave a picture-perfect, west coast, fall day to present their version of the apple pie. Every type of pie—from the honest classic to the more fanciful and creative— filled three long tables at the east end of the market. Among the more than two-dozen bakers were some from Vista 18, Jenny’s Olde Country Fair, Delta Grand Pacific, Kitchens of Distinction, Spinnakers, Sweet Flour, and students from Camosun College’s Culinary Arts Program (under the direction of chef Gilbert Noussitou).For $5, market-goers bought a ticket that allowed them to choose sample slices from three different pies. Orchardist Harry Burton of Apple Luscious Organic Orchards provided the apples—all of which were heritage varieties—for the chefs to bake with. This made the tasting all the more intriguing, as you could compare pies that were made from different apple varieties. Burton was on hand to explain the different types and their characteristics. As well, he had a table with a selection of heritage apples for sale (the popular English pie variety, Bramley’s Seedling, was disappearing fast). One crowd favourite was the Salted Caramel Apple Pie baked by Pie Common, which used Island -grown wheat flour, Vancouver Island salt, and spigold apples. Some good.Photo courtesy of Harry BurtonThat pie stayed in my taste memory all week, so when market day rolled around again I was back at the Apple Luscious apple stand buying Cox’s Orange Pippins (very aromatic) and Belle de Boskoop (good acid) for my own version of the salt caramel apple pie. Here’s a link to the recipe I used as a starting point. RecipePhoto courtesy of Harry BurtonNow that apple season is nearing its end I will be looking forward to next year’s harvest and another pie-off at Moss Street Market.The event was a fundraiser to benefit the Mustard Seed Food Bank, Moss St. Market, and the Island Chefs’ Collaborative.Mustard Seed, http://mustardseed.ca/Moss Street Market, http://www.mossstreetmarket.com/Heritage apples for sale from Apple Luscious Organic Orchard at Moss St Market in Victoria, BC apple pieChefsmarket SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Comments are closed.