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Calling All Bakers: KCRW's 3rd Annual Good Food Pie Contest is Hungry For Your Entry!

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One table of pies from the 2010 contest (Lindsay William-Ross/LAist)
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Pie lovers, your day is coming: Sunday, September 18th is the 3rd Annual KCRW "Good Food" Pie Contest, and this year the event will take place at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Home cooks and pros will be submitting their entries in five categories for tasting and judging by a panel of local chefs and food writers (yours truly humbly included).

But there won't be any pies to taste without pies submitted, and KCRW is a-callin' for your pastry-meets-filling talents. The pies are separated by what's inside them: Cream, Fruit, Nut, Savory, and the new-for-2011 "Tim Burton Inspired," the last of which a nod to the special exhibit tribute to the acclaimed director that is running at LACMA.

There is a $10 fee to enter a pie (easily worth the fun and potential glory), and the deadline is September 12th.

Plus, pie has this amazing way of bringing people together--it's downright irresistible. "I entered with my mom and it was a really special mother-daughter event to create a pie together, enter together, and claim our blue ribbon together (we won!). It's one of my favorite memories ever!" says Marni Landes of Happy Go Marni, who took home the ribbon for their Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Pie in the contest's inaugural year.

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If you aren't ready to roll out your crust just yet, but still want to check out the pie madness, the event is free and open to the public (and yes, you'll get to taste the pies). It's Sunday, September 18th from 2-4 p.m.

See you there!