By Amy Ho
Most times the reason why I make pie is not because I am craving a slice of fruit pie. I don’t make pie because it is a special occasion or holiday. I make pie because I want to build a beautiful lattice pie top; getting a slice of perfect berry pie after the lattice making is just a bonus. Building lattice takes time but is also an extremely therapeutic process. The repetition of braiding, the stamping, the overlapping and weaving is all so comforting to me. The type of pie top I end up with really depends on my mood. My default is usually several braids and some leaf-shaped cut-outs but from time to time, I’ll take some extra time to create rosettes from pie dough or special stamps to make cut-outs that show what ingredients are in the pie….