This recipe for Zucchini and Mushroom pies, by Bill from The Pie Truck, was prepared thanks to the fantastic work of food stylist Adam C. Pearson and photographer Matt Armendariz in their Long Beach studio. I really loved the time I spent learning in their studio because it has a million and one props to choose from when making and styling food to be photographed. For these images, I chose a vintage mini muffin tin that produced the perfect sized little pies. The empty muffin hole you see was home to a perfectly formed pie which was nicknamed The Hero. The Hero was set aside on his own little plate (kind of like his own little trailer) and for the duration of the shoot, only Adam was allowed to handle The Hero. The Hero is -not- the pie we cut into to take the pictures. The Hero is the uncut one you see. He remained in tact until after the shoot. Then I ate him. He tasted as flaky and good as he looks in the images!