You're also a poet and a visual artist. Do you see those pursuits as related to pie baking?
Pie baking is very creative. Cakes, breads, more chemistry-based baking—it's so specific. With pie, once you know the basics, the variables, there's so much room for experimentation. As an artist, I'm always interested in materials and process. It's the same with pies. But it's different, too. Pie is social. When I publish a poem, my best friend's mom doesn't call. With recipes, you share them, and then people use them to create something of their own. And they'll do it in a different way from you.