Did you know today is National Pie Day? Me either until hearing it on NPR in an interview with Beth Howard who is evidently very well known in the world of pies. She views pie as a tool for healing, for building relationships and making the world a better place. I never thought about pie in quite those terms, and her comments were enough to make me look at her website The World Needs More Pie. There’s quite a story there as she has made pie baking a meaningful and serious vocation. Beth’s skills are not limited to the kitchen. Her profile describes her as a pie baker, writer, TV producer and host. She has a docu-reality series called The American Pie in which she finds and interviews fellow pie bakers and pie lovers. Now, that’s what I call a sweet creation.
In addition to all else, Beth is also a blogger, and like many of us, she writes about people and places that are interesting to her, and, yes, there are bits about pie. I wonder which came first, the blog or the pies. Maybe she will tell us!
I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking about making a pie, probably a coconut cream. Want to join me in a slice this Sunday afternoon?
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