No matter how you slice it, pies are reason to celebrate. Not to be confused with Pi Day (3/14), Friday, Jan. 23 is National Pie Day. Why? Well, why not?
The American Pie Council (yes, there is an actual council for American pie) is dedicated to spreading the word about the benefits of pie for the body and soul, and urges Americans to perform “random acts of pieness” in celebration.
The council has even supplied some of these best ways to celebrate pies:
Eat pie. Whether you bake it or buy it, eat some pie on National Pie Day. Pie is great with lunch or dinner, or as a late-night snack.
Make pie. Bake your favorite homemade pie to celebrate the day.
Teach pie making. Stage classes, demonstrations and samplings at stores and schools.
Hold a pie-making contest. Invite the best pie makers in town to compete for prizes in various categories.
Pass along pie memories. American pie heritage is slowly fading away. Call older members of the family and ask them for pie recipes. Ask them to teach you how to make them. Talk about your favorite pies and the family history behind them. Publish pie memories and recipes.
A slice of piping-hot, freshly baked pie has always been a treat on cold winter days. With holiday celebrations a fading memory, enjoying pie on a chilly winter day is a sure way to warm up January. Mark Friday, Jan. 23, on your calendar, and be sure to enjoy some delicious pie with your friends and family.