I wish I could pretend there was only one week of the year in which I celebrated pie. Truth be told, I'm in a near constant state of pie jubilation. Whether it's a summer cherry or a cinnamon-heavy Holiday pumpkin, I love all kinds of pie, at all times of the year. I've even been known to bake a spontaneous pie as an excuse to get friends to come over. Based on the level of enthusiasm these invitations receive, I'm going to assume that The Love of Pie is something most of us are celebrating all year long. However, that does nothing to dampen my enthuisiasm for NPR's upcoming Pie Week, which they've slated for July 2-6.
To celebrate, they're asking listeners to submit pie photos, stories, recipes, and to gear up for an in-house pie contest (!!), but they're already getting our tummy's grumbling with a slew of fun, sometimes surprising, pie facts. For example, did you know that the first pies were called "coffins"? Or that the most popular flavors of purchased pie are apple, pumpkin, cherry, blueberry, and Dutch apple? Um, how about one of each?
Five Facts About Pie That Might Surprise You from NPR's The Salt
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