Sweet and savory pies from Bill Yosses, a former pastry chef at the White House. Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
Bill Yosses, best known as a former pastry chef at the White House, is turning out savories as well as sweets. He has started a company, Perfect Pie, that makes and sells pies, including a hearty chicken potpie with truffles, beef-tamale-chile pie in a cornmeal crust, smoked duck and collard pie with several cheeses, an open-faced tomato and cheese tart, and a vegan turmeric tofu and vegetable pie in a millet crust. Pecan, apple and huckleberry are some of the dessert pies. By summer, the pies will also be available online Perfect Pie, 212-410-3262, www.perfectpie.com.