Crisco National Pie Champ Offers Foolproof Holiday Pie Secrets

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Crisco National Pie Champion available for TV, radio and web holiday pie demos.

Crisco National Apple Pie Champion and food writer Dawn Viola ( is sharing her award-winning pie secrets just in time for the holidays.

Whether it's divulging the one ingredient that guarantees a flaky crust, or debunking the pea-sized mixing myth, Dawn's off-beat and engaging cooking demos will give listeners and viewers the confidence to bake perfect from-scratch pies, every time.

Dawn's approach to pie making is a combination of tenacity and love. After a food allergy diagnosis made cooking with traditional ingredients an impossibility, Dawn took nearly two years to develop her award-winning Vanilla-Vanilla Bean Roasted Apple Pie recipe.

When she isn't making pies, Dawn is a freelance food writer and recipe developer for a variety of online publications, and has appeared on Food Network, Martha Stewart Radio, Fox News, and Desserts Magazine.

In addition to having the best apple pie in America, Dawn has also won awards for her non-baking recipes, including her Vanilla-Scented Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Tri-Grape Salsa recipe, and her Italian Sausage and White Bean Soup with Escarole.

Her persona is best described as fun, relaxed, and a little bit geeky, offering recipes in a style that is entertaining and easy to understand, no matter the audience's level of kitchen knowledge.

For additional information or to book Dawn Viola for cooking demonstrations, articles, or television and radio appearances, please contact Josh Neimand of WAGGMedia at (646) 807-9244 or WAGGMedia(at)

Dawn Viola is a nationally recognized artist, award-winning competitive cook and food writer from Central Florida. She received a BFA in visual design, typography and creative writing from Swain School of Design at UMass, and worked in the design and marketing industry as a creative director and copywriter for over a decade before pursing an education and career in the culinary arts.


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