Because pie holds an important place in bringing us together as families, neighbors, and even as a nation, I hope anyone who is interested will accept the challenge to bake, share and enjoy a pie this month. Sweet, savory, and "creative" pies are included in this challenge. To accept this pie challenge, please post a recipe, your favorite historical pie fact, and if possible, a photo of your creation. For extra credit, make 2 pies and give one to someone deserving.
In promoting National Pie Day on January 23rd, the National Pie Council says "this is a perfect opportunity to pass on the love and enjoyment of pie eating and pie making to future generations." Since the end of our ability to make and share a warm homemade pie will surely mean the end of civilization as we know it, let us do our utmost to create the world as it should be - a world replete with homemade pie.
New York Times 1902"It is utterly insufficient (to eat pie only twice per week), as anyone who knows the secret of our strength as a nation and the foundation of our industrial supremacy must admit. Pie is the American synonym of prosperity, and its varying contents the calendar of the changing seasons. Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie-eating people can ever be permanently vanquished."