Annual Mama’s Pie in the Sky Bake Sale Sam Zien Joins Efforts to Spread the Word

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of the year when pies are the topic of lots of people in San Diego County, including Sam Zien, who’s better known as Sam the Cooking Guy. Zien, who admits that baking isn’t a skill that he has perfected because it requires “precise ingredients and is similar to biology and science,” so he won’t be baking pies, instead he’s become a spokesperson for Mama’s Kitchen and the Annual Mama’s Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving Bake Sale. He’s very pleased to participate in a cause that provides healthy meals at no cost to San Diego men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS or cancer.

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Zien says that upward of 26 businesses and organizations are donating products and services to the cause, including Sycuan, Urban Solace, Hyatt Regency La Jolla, and Sbicca, The French Gourmet, The Manchester Grand Hyatt, Twiggs Bakery & Coffeehouse and 25 Forty Bistro.

These are just a few of the local restaurants, hotels and catering companies that have pledged their talent to create and donate delicious pies for Mama’s Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving Bake Sale. Pies are on sale now and continue through Nov. 18, 2012. Fresh pumpkin, pecan, apple and no-sugar added apple pies are available for just $20 each. Pies can be purchased online via or by calling (619) 233-6262.

All proceeds from pie sales go directly into funding thousands of free, hot and nutritious Mama’s Kitchen meals, which help ensure that no one living with AIDS or cancer will go hungry in the San Diego community. Many of San Diego’s top pastry chefs, caterers, and bakeries donate traditional Thanksgiving pies for this annual Mama’s Pie in the Sky Bake Sale. Mama’s Pie in the Sky volunteers will deliver the pies to more than 20 sites throughout San Diego County for pickup Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Founded in 1990, Mama’s Kitchen provides three meals a day, for every day of the year, free of charge, to more than 570 men, women, and children in San Diego County. Learn more and make a donation at

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