Did you know today is National Pie Day? Even more shocking, did you know there's a National Pie Council?
I didn't either, until I read about it in yesterday's USA Today. Seems like it's a big deal, too, with pie championships, recipes, happenings, festivals, and even pie seminars.
Who knew there was a wonderful world of pie-dom out there?
The truth is ... I'm not a big pie eater. One thing I learned from one of the many diets I've been on -- if you don't like something, don't eat it. Therefore, it's quite easy for me to turn down pie. Most pies. Every once in a while I like a slice of lemon meringue pie. At Thanksgiving, I'll eat a slice of mince pie. Once in a blue moon, I'll have a slice of apple, and once in a blue moon pecan pie, but that's as far as I go for dessert pies. I'm a cake girl.
Still, I wouldn't say no to a meat pie. (And no one on earth makes a better meat pie than my Aunt Sunny.) I love the meat pies you get in British pubs. (Yum-yum.) Although I've never been able to work up the courage to eat a steak and kidney pie. (Kidneys process urine. Enough said.) I've got several pot pie cookbooks. Maybe I'll make a pot pie for supper to celebrate the day.
Do you like pie, and if so, what's your favorite slice?