Holly Ricciardi is a former graphic designer-turned-pastry chef. Her Pennsylvania German roots instilled in her a devotion to great pie from a young age, and she opened Magpie in September 2012. The shop’s constantly changing menu of seasonal sweet and savory pies has had Philadelphians lining up ever since. Magpie has been featured in Daily Candy, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Philadelphia Magazine, Where Magazine, Zagat, Yahoo, and Thrillist among others. Holly lives in Philadelphia.
Miriam Harris hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she developed a zeal for seasonal, eclectic cooking early in life. Decades later, after editing hundreds of cookbooks at Food & Wine Books and Rodale Books, she turned to writing them. Her writing collaborations have included The Bob’s Red Mill Cookbook, The Latin Road Home with Iron Chef Jose Garces, and Indulge, with Real Housewives star Kathy Wakile. Miriam lives in New Jersey.