(Wait… Didn’t we just do this holiday in December?)
I checked my good ‘ol trusty food holiday calendar and it said today was Rhubarb Pie Day.
Then all these goofballs started posting on the interwebs that it was NATIONAL PIE DAY.
Normally, I’m not one to complain about days celebrating pie, but didn’t we already HAVE National Pie Day on December 1st?
Who standardizes these things? Who exactly IS the Pie Holiday Authority?
To my knowledge, we now have THREE National Pie Days!
January 23rd (aka TODAY), according the “American Pie Council” (Ohhhh! So YOU GUYS are the Pie Holiday Authority!)
March 14th according to foodie mathematicians (OK, that’s actually Pi Day (3.14), but we’re gonna let it slide.),
December 1st, which I’ve just been informed may actually be National FRIED Pie Day.
If McDonald’s or another fried pie purveyor had gotten a hold of that information years ago when they used to sell fried apple pies by the billions, it’s very possible that they advertised December 1st as “National Pie Day” and conveniently left out the “f” word (no, the OTHER f-word!) due to the unfair stigma that deep-fried foods have to this day. Fast forward to today, and one piece of fast-food marketing damages the Pie Holiday Continuum FOREVER! (No, I will not make analogies to corn meal. I have another website for that now. 🙂 )
Well, now that I’ve sorted that out, go make and/or eat some pie!