Pi Day is March 14 (naturally). And, what better day than to celebrate with some PIE?
You could begin with this book: How to Bake [pi]
I met the author of this book and she's absolutely lovely and so enthusiastic that I was convinced this book would erase my childhood trauma of being bad at math.
But perhaps you'd just like to surround yourself with pie? Here are some fun facts about pie, courtesy of the nice people at the National Pie Council (yes, of course there's a Pie Council! Question is: how does one join this council? Is there taste testing? I digress. . . ):
* Nearly one out of five people say apple pie is their favorite kind of pie
* 47% of Americans associate the word "comforting" with "pie"
* 113 million Americans admit they have eaten pie for breakfast
* and, one of my favorite TV characters, Dean Winchester, is all about pie (well, pie and hunting demons). That's his photo above.
If you'd like to make yourself some pie, may I suggest some of my personal favorites among pie books? The first book here is a definite personal favorite and if you're going to Chicago, please consider stopping to Hoosier Mama. Their pie is top-notch. Which pie? All the pies.
The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie