You Need Pie in the Sky…
the only cookbook that works at every elevation from seaside to mountaintop, explaining the science and the how and why of altitude baking. Complete, foolproof, tested recipes end baking frustration and remove guesswork wherever you are.


“Finally, someone has undertaken the task of baking lots of cakes and pies at lots of different altitudes. Thank You Susan! Pie in the Sky will be a great help to high, medium, and low-altitude cooks everywhere. Finally we can give up the guess work in favor of the tried, tested, and true.”

—Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.

“Susan G. Purdy has made a major contribution to culinary literature with Pie in the Sky, a much needed invaluable book containing information not available anywhere else. They said it couldn’t be done, but thanks to her expertise, exacting research, and tireless testing at so many elevations we finally have outstanding specific recipes that are successful and delicious at every altitude.”

–Shirley O. Corriher, author of Cookwise


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Top photo by Dennis Gottlieb