Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pie and National Succcess

An article from a 1902 issue of the New York Times on the connection between pie and national success, claiming "no pie-eating people can ever be permanently vanquished." Though misguided and rather imperialistic, which is unsurprising considering the era, I do wonder if it was originally intended to be in jest? I particularly like the last paragraph on pie and seasonality-- "mince pie season" in winter "the joyous custard" of spring, "lip-painting berry pies" of summer and the "golden glory of royal the pumpkin pie" in the fall. That's a connection I can get behind.

 Thanks to Gina for posting. Read more here.

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