Pecan pie

From May 9, 2014: In The Tasty Tattler, former Astorian Chef Daymon Garrett Edwards‘ newsletter for his Tartine Bakery in Seoul, Korea, he reminisced a bit.

“When we opened Tartine,” he wrote, “I wanted to bring fond memories to my everyday life, so I named some of our baked items after friends and places so that I would have a daily reminder of my dear friends so far away.”

One pie was named after his friend, Judy. Daymon was living in a Victorian house on Bond Street in Astoria when he discovered his new neighbors were “two hippies and their dog,” he wrote. “Not only did we all become friends, our dogs became good friends also.”

And now, Tartine’s biggest seller is Aunt Judy’s Jubilee Pecan Pie, which is “as unique and wonderful as its namesake,” Astorian Judith Niland.

Elleda Wilson is an editorial assistant for The Daily Astorian and author of the award-winning In One Ear community column. Contact her at 971-704-1718 or

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