about the book

The Key West Key Lime Pie Cookbook features easy to follow recipes with step-by-step instructions that make you the expert. Mix and match 20 crusts, 20 fillings, 20 sauces and 20 toppings to create more than 150,000 varieties of Key West's signature dessert.
Inside you will digest tips, tricks and trades from island locals that accompany a fascinating history of the dessert so you can create, sauce, garnish and serve the perfect sweet and saucy slice of Key lime pie every time.
  • Key lime pie's ancestral roots
  • The original Key lime pie recipe
  • 15 classic recipes from the past
  • Florida Keys pie naming advice
  • Includes low fat, gluten free and vegan recipes
  • Amusing facts you would never imagine
  • 45 secret ingredients revealed
"The most comprehensive collection of Key lime pie delights yet."
             - Tony Lazarus, Key West Spice Company

"Spongers, Key limes and pie... Sloan's crusty tales are delicious!"
             - Extreme Chef, Paul Menta

"Sloan is to Key lime pie what Sid Vicious was to punk rock."
             - Executive Chef, Chris Otten

"Move over apple pie. A new classic has arrived."
          - Professor R.K. Marjerison, Culinarian, Royal University of Bhutan

about the author

David L. Sloan is co-founder of The Key Lime Festival. He landed his first baking job at 16 and continued his career in the industry with a Hospitality Management degree from Florida International University. During this time he apprenticed under South Florida Chef of the Year, Pascal Oudin at the Coral Gables Colonnade Hotel before relocating to the Atlantic Ocean where he served as General Manager for Premier Cruise Lines.
Sloan moved to Key West in 1996 and rediscovered his love of baking after stumbling upon a Key lime pie recipe at the Curry Mansion. He bought an old citrus grove where he lived for eight months, has served as judge for the commercial division of the Great American Pie Festival, competed in the professional division at The National Pie Championships and filmed with the Food Network’s Food Challenge and MSNBC's The Profit.
David is a member of the National Pie Council and the author of a dozen books, for which he has been featured on The History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Food Network and more.
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