Monday, February 1, 2010
No sooner did I get to Key West than I nearly had a pie thrown in my face by none other than Kermit Carpenter, founder and director of the Key West Key Lime Shop. Kermit loves to throw pies. He runs out of the store each time the Old Town Trolley passes surprising visitors with his authentic looking, but actually fake pie. Everyone gets a chuckle out of his gag.
previous blog post here) and Key Lime pie was declared the winner.
He also proudly displayed a copy of National Geographic Food Journeys of a Lifetime, containing the story of his pie and shoppe.
Being more a traditionalist, I chose the medal winning pie and absolutely agree that it is the best: tart and tangy, but sweet and mellow. Indeed, I would like one of the real pies thrown in my face - because I’d enjoy licking the mess.
Click here for a Recipe for Key Lime Pie.
If you go:
Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe
Key West, FL 33040