Monday, 14 March 2016

Pie Day

So [if you are in the States ] today you write the date as 3/14 
Since 1988. this date has been celebrated as pi [π] day. The US House of Representatives made it official in 2009. Interestingly, March 14th is also Albert Einstein's birthday.

This is all well and good, but yet again in Britain we have just celebrated British Pie Week. Why can they not choose the week which includes the day?

Various manufacturers, such as Jus-Rol have had special pie events. There is also this pie money saver doing the rounds too. We had pie on Saturday [chicken] and Sunday [apple] and I think that was enough pastry for one week. There are a couple of my homemade individual fish pies [topped with mash] in the freezer.

Bob feels very strongly about pies. A dish of hot meat casserole topped with a free floating circle of puff pastry is not a pie, in his opinion. he even asks confused waitresses "Is this a proper pie, then?" 
We have had long family discussions about what makes a pie. 
Must it be double crust, pastry top and bottom?
Lemon meringue pie counts as pie, surely - it has a top, just not pastry.    Shepherd's pie, and fish pie are pies- but no pastry anywhere

 We have concluded that it is a pie, if it has some sort of top [be it pastry, mash or meringue] which is sealed over the top of the filling. All those years in Leicester have left me very fond of Pukka Pies, and Melton Mowbray Pork Pies. I prefer to eat mine sitting fully dressed, at the table

Do you have a favourite pie recipe? Sweet or savoury, hot or cold ?

But if I say "π", I know Bob always hears "Pie"


  1. Oooh, I thought Pi day was tomorrow!!! Rats, I could've worn my brooch today!!!Xx

  2. Interesting discussion about what makes it a pie! There are so many dessert pies that have only a single, bottom crust.

  3. My DIL came up to tell me we're having pie today because it's pi day. I must have looked very blank because she said, You know...3.14 ? Guess I'm not too with it!


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