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Melissa Elsen

  • The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop
    • Categories: Baking; General
    • ISBN: 9781455575985 eBook (United States) 10/29/2013
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  • The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Dessert; American
    • ISBN: 9781455520510 Hardcover (United States) 10/31/2013
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  • Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, The: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop
    • Categories: Baking; General
    • ISBN: 9781306741743 eBook (United States) 1/1/2013
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  • The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Dessert; American
    • ISBN: 9781455520503 Paperback (United States) 11/25/2021
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  • Pies, Recettes New-Yorkaises Originales
    • Categories: General
    • ISBN: 9782501096621 Misc. format (France) 2/11/2015
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Biography

Melissa and Emily Elsen are sisters who were raised in South Dakota and worked in their parents' restaurant. They "have serious pie-making cred having grown up at the dough rolling elbow of their grandma Liz." (New York Magazine). After pursuing different careers in their early adulthood, they built a business in Brooklyn, originally custom baking pies together in their Brooklyn apartment, and eventually opening 4 & 20 Blackbirds Cafe, which has been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart and in other great food media.