It’s Pi Day! That happy day when bakers and nerds collide! Fun facts about Pi:
1) Pi is a number with an infinite, nonrepeating number of decimal places. The first few are 3.1415926535 (which is why, incidentally, March 14, or 3.14 is known as “Pi Day” amongst a small, geeky subset of the population. And food bloggers.)
2) The circumference of a circle is calculated by multiplying the radius (halfway across the circle) by 2 and pi (2*pi*r). Coincidentally, pies are circles, and 2 pie are better than one!
3) The area of a circle is calculated by multiplying the radius by itself and pie, (pi*r squared). However, we know that in reality, pie are round. (Except for slab pies).
OK, enough with the corny pie pi jokes. Pi is cool, and Pie is cool. Below are a roundup of pie recipes we’ve made at The Domestic Front. Go bake a pie! It’s Pi Day!
Fresh Fruit Pie Recipes
Dried and Canned Fruit or Vegetable and Nut Pie Recipes
Cream Pie Recipes
Savory Pie Recipes
How about some Pie quotes? Here are a few I just happen to have handy! GREG
“Pie is the American synonym of prosperity, and its varying contents the calendar of the changing seasons.” ~ NY Times, 1902
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” ~ David Mamet
“Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie eating nation can ever be vanquished.” ~NY Times
“We resort, frankly, to pies, which is a comedy staple that’s gone back, I guess, to since the first pie was ever baked.” ~Johnny Carson
“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmmm, boy.” – Jack Handy
“This must be where pies go when they die.” ~ Twin Peaks
“You like pie? I like pie.” ~ Barack Obama
I love Pi day – an excuse to eat pie! My sisters and I hijacked my husband’s family’s sledding party and turned it into a Pi Party. I made banana cream pie bars. My cousin said they were Pi r2. 😀 😀