Stokes Purple® Wave Pie by Lauren Ko

Getting stoked for the holidays
can be delicious!

I was invited to a Frieda’s 
Specialty Produce event,
featuring cookbook author, Lauren Ko.

Her cookbook “Pieometry”
is a wonderful book of pie recipes 
and techniques that even a baking novice
like me can do to make incredible 
looking pies to impress my friends 
and family.

But First, a little bit about Frieda’s…

I’m familiar that Frieda’s is a specialty produce  company, but I didn’t know that Frieda was the
 first to introduce Chinese Gooseberry to the U.S.
in 1962.
 (before my time)

After changing the name to Kiwifruit,
the item took off!
(Did you know?  I didn’t…)

Frieda introduced other exotic items,
maybe I’ll do a video at a later time.

Frieda’s Specialty Produce 
is a second generation, female owned,
family business in Southern California.

But tonight, it’s all about the
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato.

Grown in California,
this is a denser sweet potato 
with good flavor.

Just look for the
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato label

Lauren Ko
Author & Baker

Lauren taught us baking tips and 
how to put together this beautiful pie.

Lauren’ pie

I hope mine looks, at least, close to this…

After Lauren’s demonstration,
it was my turn.

Even in cooking school,
I never really enjoyed baking.

Although my mom is the baker in 
our family, I think my nieces
have picked that up from her.
OR maybe my brother-in-law,
he’s pretty talented in the kitchen too.

My Pie


Don’t believe me?

Photo by Jean Trinh
Just in case I needed proof,
not bad if I say do myself…

But, credit goes to Lauren’s instructions and OK,
maybe my years of knife experience. lol

Now, I can’t wait to finish baking it at home.

After our pies were finished,
Frieda’s Specialty Produce 
invited us to grab a bag and take
 home some of their specialty fruits.

Yellow Dragon Fruit

I’ve never had a Yellow one before…

I can’t wait to share this cookbook with 
my nieces, as they love to bake.

Photo courtesy of Frieda’s Specialty Produce
Wouldn’t this look awesome 
on your holiday table?

Photo courtesy of Frieda’s Specialty Produce

Added Bonus!

Frieda’s Specialty Produce
is allowing me to share this recipe 
so you too can make this pie
at home for your friends and family.

Happy Holidays!

Thank You
Frieda’s Specialty Produce
Lauren Ko
Nerissa Silao 

NOTE:  I was an invited guest of Frieda’s Specialty Produce.
I thank them for the invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.

Photos by Jay Terauchi 
unless otherwise noted
Jay Eats Worldwide
(c) Jay Terauchi


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