More videos from this episode Cutlery Paring Knives Is it worth shelling out the bucks for forged German steel, or can a $5 blade make the cut? Pie Crust Why does too much water make pie pastry tough? Pies, Tarts, & Fruit Desserts Fresh Strawberry Pie The key to this dessert’s bright flavor—plump, uncooked berries—can also be its soupy downfall. But how do you firm up the filling without making it gluey and dull-tasting? Cakes & Cookies Summer Peach Cake Loading a cake with fresh peaches sounds like a great idea- until the flavor fizzles out and the crumb is drenched in juice.