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Pie: A Global History

Janet Clarkson

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Pies mean Thanksgiving and Christmas and picnics.”

“America has developed a pie tradition unequivocally and unapologetically at the sweet end of the scale, and at no time is this better demonstrated than at Thanksgiving.”

“It could be argued that there is an element of entertainment in every pie, as every pie is inherently a surprise by virtue of its crust.”

“We have been careless with our pie repertoire. The demise of apple-pear pie with figs and saffron and orengeado pies are tragic losses.”

“The First Law of Pies: 'No Pastry, No Pie.”

“The homemade pie has been under siege for a century, and surely its survival is endangered.”

“The Second Law of Pies: they must be baked, not fried (or boiled, or steamed).”

“Surely we should try to save something that, when done well, is not only a supreme example of the art of cooking, but a dish that encapsulates humankind's entire culinary history?”

“There is a mystery inherent in a pie by virtue of its contents being hidden beneath its crust.”

“Before there was wedding cake, there was bride pie.”

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orengeado, celebration, fig, fall, fruit-pie, homemade, celebrations, entertainment, baking, food-anthropology, pie, thanksgiving, apple, wedding, pastry, holidays, food-writing, food-history, winter, food, saffron, summer, bride-pie, pear

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