The Trend Report: Cheat Sheet

James T. Murray

High-end restaurant publicist (Alain Ducasse is a client) and sometime Iron Chef America judge Karine Bakhoum has a palate so refined, she insured it with Lloyd’s of London for $1 million. So we were sur-prised to hear her singing the praises of the $9 apple pie from Costco. “It’s everything an American apple pie should be: moist but not gooey, with the perfect balance of butter, sugar, and cinnamon,” she says. “I’m proud to bring it to a dinner party.” What price greatness, indeed. costco.com for locations.