National Pie Day on January 23rd celebrates one of the Nations’ favorite desserts. No matter how you slice it, pie in just about any form makes a crowd happy.
Fruit pies, berry pies, cream pies are mouthwatering servings of homemade goodness.
National Pie Day simply celebrates the pie. Everyone is invited to bake their favorite pie, but more importantly, the day reminds us to enjoy eating pies! The only other question to ask is, will it be all a mode?
Did you know, the first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age? So, humans have been eating pies for a very long time.
And with so many to choose from, we shouldn’t have any problem finding one we like. After all, we celebrate the day twice a year (plus their cousin National Pi Day).
History of National Pie Day:
National Pie Day started in the mid-1970s by Charlie Papazian. Papazian worked as a nuclear engineer in Boulder, Colorado but also had experience as a brewer and teacher.
We’re not sure why he decided to do it, but he declared that his birthdate would be known as National Pie Day.
Everyone seemed to agree (who wouldn’t agree to a pie day?) and ever since 1986, it has become an official celebration that is even sponsored by the American Pie Council.
How to Celebrate National Pie Day:
Celebrating National Pie Day can be easy even if it is fairly obvious just eat pie!
Whether it’s a delicious blueberry pie from your local bakery or a filling chicken pot pie for dinner, there are countless different options for giving pie a rightful nod, and they all deserve your attention.
In fact, you could probably serve pie for all three meals of the day if you really put some effort and creativity into it!
Interesting facts about Pie:
- American Pie remains mostly unexplained: Though we know that “the day the music died” refers to the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and others, Don McLean has remained famously mum about the meaning of the song’s other enigmatic lyrics.
- Getting pied dates back to silent film: Laurel & Hardy’s 1927 film The Battle of the Century featured a pie fight that used around 4,000 pies.
- Pie might taste best at the Bradys’: In a 2008 survey, 40% of respondents agreed that Carol Brady, of all TV moms, would bake the best pie.
- Sweeney Todd redefined meat pies: Johnny Depp gave a memorable performance in Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd as the “demon barber of Fleet Street” who murders his clients so his neighbor can bake them into pies.