National Pie Day is celebrated annually on January 23rd. It was created to celebrate pie, bake pie, and best of all, EAT PIE!
A Little Bit if History from the American Pie Council
- “The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.”
- “The Romans must have spread the word about pies around Europe as the Oxford English Dictionary notes that the word pie was a popular word in the 14th century.”
- “The first pie recipe was published by the Romans and was for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie.”
- “Pie came to America with the first English settlers. The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffins” like the crust in England. As in the Roman times, the early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but simply designed to hold the filling during baking. It was during the American Revolution that the term crust was used instead of coffin.”
So, with that bit on PIE history….
It is National Pie Day People! Let’s Make Some Pie!
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