Sunday, April 08, 2007

fame

Guy Fieri, of Food Network fame, spent some time this week with some of my Indiana kin.

Here's the lede from the story in today's Elkhart Truth:
GOSHEN -- Guy Fieri tried a forkful of Carol Miller's peanut butter pie.

He was elated, to use a $5 word.

But he doesn't use $5 words.

The Food Network star said, "I just had the peanut butter pie. It was out of bounds, man. I don't like sweets, but that pie was smokin'."

The Carol Miller in question is none other than my grandma.

He was in Goshen filming a segment for his show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, which premieres later this month.

Grandma's reaction?
"I think he likes pie," Mrs. Miller said.

It's all very exciting.

Still, I'm a little disturbed. I don't recall ever eating this pie. What gives, Grams? Is it my fault for missing out? Or have you been saving it for a moment of fame?

2 comments:

DKC said...

as press secretary to the Funk I respectfully suggest that you have earned pie... I will vouch for you...

MAWG said...

OK, Joe, you're about the 10th person who got the same (wrong) impression. Grams had ordered a piece of the pie and it was sitting on the table when he sat down. She offered him a bite of piece - even gave him her fork - but she didn't make the pie.

Your Gramma does make a mean pb pie, although Pete will tell you (as he told Nora this afternoon) she hasn't made it in years.

I don't think the author ever imagined that readers would think he meant she had baked it.