January 23 . . . [same date every year]


national pie day

Pie “has made a comeback”

Heard this week on NPR’s The Splendid Table, episode “Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook is a throwback to simpler times” host Lynn Rosetto Kasper interviewed Cheryl Day, author the cookbook.

Cheryl said:

“I really am into pies right now. I think the craft of making a pie has made a comeback. No matter what your skill level is, you can make a pie. And who doesn’t enjoy a slice of pie? I think it’s definitely going to be coming forward.”

 Back in the Day cookbook

 Here’s Cheryl on pie crust: https://soundcloud.com/thesplendidtable/cheryl-day-on-pie-crust

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Pie History

•  Pies were around way back in ancient Egyptians times.

•  Romans spread pies around Europe.

•  First pie recipe was published by the Romans and was for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie.

•  Early pies were mostly meat pies.

•  America has England to thank for pies. Pies came to America with the first English settlers.

•  Pie has evolved to in the eyes of many to be the most traditional American dessert — “as American as apple pie.”

Read more in “History of Pies” on the American Pie Council’s website

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Click here for information from APC — American Pie Counci

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Pies are so much fun