Monday, March 20, 2006

Vermont State Pie

I made an apple pie once with the shape of Vermont on the crust, but don't have a picture of it, so I had to use this one.

No. 15 of the Acts of 1999, effective May 10, 1999, designated the apple pie as the official State Pie[of Vermont]. When serving apple pie in Vermont, a "good faith" effort shall be made to meet one or more of the following conditions: (a) with a glass of cold milk, (b) with a slice of cheddar cheese weighing a minimum of 1/2 ounce, (c) with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. -from Office of the Secretary of State, Vermont Legislative Directory

And this, from Angela's zine "The Worries of Weightlessness #1," from "Anything Can Happen in Vermont" by Marguerite Hurrey Wolf(1965):
It was rather fun being a new Vermonter for a while. I was forgiven for planting asparagus roots upside down, and returning a pie plate empty. But as year after year went by, it troubled me that we were still considered novices. We had been humored, watched, and finally accepted on the sole basis of our desire and increasing ability to do our own chores and repairs. But we were not Vermonters.

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