Not to be confused with January 23’s National Pie Day, April 23-25 is National Pie Week, er . . . well, week-end anyway.
First created in 12th century England, the pie (or tarte) enfolded savory meats in its crusty shell. Someone must have thought (and rightly so, I might add) that almost anything would be better if served in a flaky baked dough. The idea caught on and made famous Little Jack Horner’s thumb, pie-eating contests, and best of all the comedic pie in the face.
So, there is not a ‘cupcake’ for today. Instead, we embrace the cuppie! (Which should not rhyme with puppy. It’s cup-pie, like pup-eye.)
And if we are talking cuppies, we have to give a shout out to the tragically-cancelled-before-it-should-have-been TV show Pushing Daisies and the adorable Pie Hole where our hero Ned and his sweetheart, Lonely Tourist Charlotte Charles (or Chuck to her friends) served yummy-looking cuppies.
On a lazy, spring Sunday afternoon, what could be more delightful than a delicious pie cooling in a breezy window? Everyone, to the kitchen (or store)!
Happy Pie Week (end).