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The Detroit bakery’s recipes arrive in print in October

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Sister Pie’s cover
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Detroit’s beloved neighborhood bakery Sister Pie is coming out with a cookbook. The book titled Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit is being released by Lorena Jones Books, an an imprint of Ten Speed Press. It’s set to publish on Tuesday, October 2 and is available for pre-order right now.

The book, written by Sister Pie founder Lisa Ludwinski, features 256 pages of stories and recipes from the West Village-based bakery ranging from sour cherry bourbon pie to hand pies to buckwheat chocolate chip cookies to breakfast galettes and Sister salads. “We don’t believe in secret recipes so we’re kind of sharing all of our favorites,” Ludwinski, a 2015 Eater Young Gun, tells Eater. “I’m just so looking forward to people having the experience of baking Sister Pie at home.”

The book includes 75 color photographs by Detroit-based photographer EE Berger as well as 30 black and white line illustrations by Ludwinski.

Sister Pie got its start in 2013 and opened its brick-and-mortar shop on the corner of Kercheval Avenue and Parker Street in 2015. Since then, Ludwinski and her team have stayed dedicated to a small and socially-conscious business model despite garnering national press and James Beard Award semifinalist nominations. “I’m really excited for people to be able to read about our business and learn about the story of Sister Pie,” Ludwinski says.

The Sister Pie cookbook chronicles that journey and each recipe is paired with stories from the shop that inspired its seasonal items, she says. “I just had so much fun compiling those memories and thoughts and I just can’t wait for people to read and share them.”

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