There are two kinds of people in ‘the industry’. The first category: the people who are convinced they are starving because you are stealing their piece of the pie. They are certain this is the only pie that exists, and that pie is obviously a finite resource. They will hoard their pie and hide their pie. They will hold tight to the recipe in fear that you could somehow duplicate their pie. They won’t tell you where they buy sugar or who taught them how to get that perfect flakey crust. They might event tamper with your oven or try to convince you that you are diabetic and simply not made to enjoy this delicious confection. They will talk about how making a pie is impossible, and now that they have found the pie NO ONE will take it from them(!!).
On the other hand are the people who understand that we live in a bakery.
They know the secret. You can always make more pie.
They function with generosity and inclusion and (surprise, surprise)…they are the most successful. They understand we are surrounded by the best ingredients, state of the art equipment, the perfect oven and we are each bakers…or know bakers…and we can share baking tips and recipes and learn from each other…we could even create pies that no one has ever thought of before. And not just pie….now we can make cakes and cookies, muffins and chocolate croissants! It can be dessert-apalooza up in here.