Which famous scientist was born on 'Pi Day', March 14 - 3.14?
Albert Einstein! Because Pi Day coincides with Einstein’s birthday, many treat March 14
as a celebration of science and mathematics in general.
Pie Trivia #4:
How did the term "upper crust " come about?
The term “upper crust” refers to early America when the economy was difficult and supplies were hard to come by. Only affluent households could afford ingredients for both the upper and lower crusts of a pie; thus, the term “upper crust” was born.
Pie Trivia #3:
Where did the phrase “As American as apple pie” originate?
" As American as Apple Pie" traces back to 14th century England. The Pilgrims brought their pie-making skills,
along with the apple seeds to America. As the popularity of apple pie spread throughout the nation,
the phrase grew to symbolize American prosperity.
Pie Trivia #2:
How can you make your wish come true with a piece of pie?
In North Carolina folklore, if you leave the tip of a piece of pie to eat last, take the last bite and make a wish.
Now do not speak, back out of the dining room with out saying a word and the wish made while eating that last bite will come true!
Pie Trivia #1:
Do you know what the first pies were called?
The first pies, called "coffins" or "coffyns" (the word actually meant a basket or box) were savory meat pies with the crusts
or pastry being tall, straight-sided with sealed-on floors and lids. Open-crust pastry (not tops or lids) were known as "traps."
These pies held assorted meats and sauce components and were baked more like a modern casserole with no pan
(the crust itself was the pan, its pastry tough and inedible). These crust were often made several inches thick to withstand
many hours of baking. According to Janet Clarkson in her book, Pie: A Global History