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Good Girl Dinette's Diep Tran makes peace with pie

Good Girl Dinette's Diep Tran makes peace with pie

Diep Tran makes many glorious things at Good Girl Dinette, the Highland Park diner she's run since 2009. There's the pho, of course, and the Red Boat bacon and eggs, and the blistered corn, but one of the best things that comes out of Tran's kitchen is her pie, particularly her hand pies. Tran, now 43, began making pie using a recipe from Southern cookbook author Edna Lewis. "I think about Edna Lewis every time I make a pie," says Tran now. She also, despite many friends telling her she's insane, makes all her pies completely by hand, which includes mandolining all the apples for all her pies. She says that she does, however, want a dough sheeter for a wedding...

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