It must be blueberry, a pie, and more or less traditional. I haven't yet put much effort into research, as I won't need it for a few weeks (by which time those tiny wild blueberries may well be out of season, I fear); nonetheless,
- Upon quick inspection, only one Wednesday baker at the Union Square Greenmarket, selling from a generic rent-a-truck at the northernmost exit from the NQ<Q>RW subway, looked to use anything but the dreaded Generic Vegetable Shortening. These folks advertised not lard, but at least "a lovely butter crust."
- According to their price list, the Little Pie Company, whose tender, high-domed old-fashioned apple pies I like even better than their more acclaimed sour cream apple walnut, makes only cherry and multi-berry pies, and not pure b-berry.
- A microscopic free sample of blueberry pound cake at Eli's on Third Avenue was incredibly rich and buttery, but the pies remain a mystery.
There hasn't been too much action in this thread. Perhaps I'll prospect elsewhere and report back.
[This may merit a separate thread: The heirloom tomatoes this year, particularly those from Sycamore Farms, have been excellent.]
(Edited by ahr at 11:06 pm on Aug. 23, 2001)
(Edited by ahr at 11:12 pm on Aug. 23, 2001)