So writes reader Ariana:
Please Joe no pecan pie, at least not right now. After pigging out for almost two solid weeks over the holidays I just can’t look at anything rich or sweet this week. I know you’re running a pastry blog here, but can’t you make us some nice melba toast or something, just for this week?
That’s one of the funniest requests I’ve ever received, which means I’m going to honor it. I have some very old content on Dame Melba that I’ve been meaning to update, so let’s do the toast before the pie for Ariana’s sake (and maybe my own…I need some trips to the gym in addition to a dry toast diet).