20 Jun '12, 1pm

Surprising facts about pie, to psych you up for Pie Week (July 2-6):

Surprising facts about pie, to psych you up for Pie Week (July 2-6):

Pie is good. Pie. Once again, NPR delights and informs. Thanks to an NPR.org blog, I now know that: "(T)he word 'pie' — defined as a baked dish topped with and sometimes also surrounded by pastry — may well derive from the Latin word pica , meaning magpie ." There exists an organization called Peace Through Pie -- a "grassroots peace movement" that is "rekindling the pie social as a vehicle for positive social change." According to an informal reader poll, apple pie is most popular and "chess" pie least popular. There is something called chess pie. Pie Week is July 2-6. (!) These are all things I learned, directly or indirectly, through a recent post on NPR's food blog, The Salt , titled Five Facts About Pie That Might Surprise You, And A Survey . Much of the post, as the title suggests, consists of Facts About Pie That Might Surprise You. And their list of Five Facts is w...

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