By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Jan 02, 2019 at 6:01 PM

In this episode, Lori Fredrich and Matt Mueller dig in with Val Lucks, head pie maker and owner of Honeypie Cafe, Palomino and Smallpie about her life as a pie-obsessed baker. During the episode she shares stories from her travels in search of the country's best pie, as well as insights into the making of America's classic dessert.

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Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.