Justice of the Pies
By Maya-Camille Broussard
2022 • Clarkson Potter
Maya-Camille Broussard launched her social mission-based bakery, Justice of the Pies, as a way to honor her father’s memory and their shared passion for pie—and justice. She also gives back to her community through teaching, donating, and empowering others.
In Justice of the Pies, Maya-Camille celebrates the pies and other mouthwatering creations that have put her on the map, including her famous Salted Caramel Peach Pie, Brandied Banana Butterscotch Pie, Chicken + Biscuit Pot Pie, Fig + Pig Quiche, Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Cherry Tart, and Churro Whoopie Pies. There are also additional recipes for pie sides, crusts, and toppers to bring your bakes over the top--from praline sauce to spoon over the Blue Cheese Praline Pear Pie to sweet potato biscuits for topping the Sweet Potato + Lentil Pot Pie. Maya-Camille wants to be inclusive of all dietary choices and restrictions, meaning vegans and gluten-free bakers will find lots of inspiration and recipes too.
Maya-Camille also highlights others who strive for social justice and equity with a profile and a recipe that honors their cultural background and mission--such as Fry Bread + Bison Tart for Lakota activist Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniels, who runs marathons to bring attention to missing Indigenous women, and Lemon Espresso Pie for Christopher LeMark, who launched the program Coffee, Hip-Hop, and Mental Health to destigmatize therapy in communities of color. In addition to the book's stunning photography and step-by-step photos, each profile is partnered with a beautiful illustrated portrait. Maya-Camille, who is a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, strives to impact the world in a meaningful and positive way--whether it's through community-based activism or through a perfect Strawberry-Basil Key Lime Pie.
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