A still-warm-from-the-oven blackberry pie took first prize in the sweet pie category in the Town of Chevy Chase's annual bake-off on Sunday, April 29.
It's the only thing he knew how to make, he said, but the judges were, nevertheless, impressed.
"Michael Harr, chef of Food, Wine & Co., and one of the judges of the competition—along with restaurant owners Francis and Nooshin Namin and host Leslie Chauncey—called the pie 'quite simple, but the flavors all come together, and the crust is excellent as well,' " Bethesda Magazine added.
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The theme of this year's bake-off: pie, sweet and savory.
A chicken-and-corn pie by Town of Chevy Chase resident Bridget Hartmann took first place in the savory pie category.
The “texture and seasoning was good, and it was very balanced. I liked it," judge Francis Namin said, Bethesda Magazine reported.
Hartman was surprised to win, and screamed “Oh, my God!” when her pie was declared the winner of the savories.
Read more about the pie bake-off on the Bethesda Magazine website.