January 23, 2013 at 8:29 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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National Pie Day

Five Food Finds about Pie

  • In 1986 National Pie Day was first celebrated by the American Pie Council to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.”
  • The first pies appeared around 9500 BC.
  • Meat pies with fillings such as steak, cheese, steak and kidney, minced beef, or chicken and mushroom are popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as take-away snacks
  • Pot pies with a flaky crust and bottom are also a popular American dish, typically with a filling of meat (particularly beef, chicken or turkey), gravy, and mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrots and peas).
  • Fruit pies may be served with a scoop of ice cream, a style known in North America as pie à la mode.

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