We're so trendy we don't even know it.

Did you know that last Sunday, January 23rd, was National Pie Day? Here are some theories as to its origins:
National Pie Day was created by the American Pie Council*. The American Pie Celebration began in 1986 to commemorate Crisco's 75th anniversary of "serving foods to families everywhere."

We have inquired to the American Pie Council to see if this is truly a "National" day, which requires an act of congress. Stay tuned for their response.

Charlie Papazian of the examiner.com also claims to have started this day in 1975. He says he selected this date because it is his birthdate.
I find it shocking that the people who were into pie enough to create a National Pie Day didn't insist on it be March 14th (3/14, like the digits of pi, 3.1415926...), but ok. Anyway, because it was National Pie Day recently, I got sent a couple different articles about how pies are the new wedding trend to replace cupcakes, like this NPR article: Cupcakes Are Dead. Long Live The Pie! I'm more of the "good food never goes out of style" school of thought, but it's cool to see that maybe our wedding will be frontrunners in this new trend. First and last time in our lives we'll be trendy, I'm sure.

*How awesome would it be to say that your job was to work for the American Pie Council?


Ms. Bunny said...

My parents had wedding pie back in 1979. They were waaay ahead of the trend I guess.

Pie is tasty and awesome. Your guests are going to love it.

Sarah said...

I say pffft to the articles declaring this dessert "in" and that dessert "out." A few months ago, the New York Times declared cupcakes were dead and announced that "cake pops" were the new big trend. Seriously, if there is dessert, I will eat it.

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