January 23 . . . [same date every year]

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Grab a Slice of Life” — information from American Pie Council

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Origin of National Pie Day

It’s the birthday of Charlie Papazian  a teacher in Boulder Colorado. In 1974, Charlie declared to his students that his birthday would be known as National Pie Day. Charlie likes pies. He celebrates his birthday with candles on a pie. 



Pie History

•  Pies date back to ancient Egypt.

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•  The first pie recipe was published by the Romans — rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie.

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•  Romans spread pies throughout Europe.

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•  Early pies were mostly meat pies.

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•  America has England to thank for pies. It began with English settlers baking pies in their colonies.

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•  Pie has become the established American dessert — “as American as apple pie.”

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

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Pies are making a comeback

Cheryl Day says:

“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

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Pies are fun