Transparent, Chess, Buttermilk Pies, Aren’t They All the Same?
Okay, so on the second episode of Top Chef: Kentucky, the chetestants were treated to a family style smorgasbord of Kentucky foods such as burgoo, fried catfish, soup beans, and transparent pie. Um, what was that last one?
I went searching for "transparent pie" and I think it's very similar to one of my favorites, chess pie.
Well I always go to Mom for recipe and food questions and she said transparent pie is just a little different, in fact, vinegar is added to chess for flavor, there is no vinegar in transparent. HERE is the Kentucky Tourism recipe listed for transparent pie.
But then I got to thinking, how is buttermilk pie different? Again, it's kind of the same, except you add nutmeg and lemon juice. It's all confusing, but it's all ravishingly delicious and I better see a chess pie at Christmas dinner.