Thursday, January 17, 2008

Pie! And random acts of it

While cake may be the glamourous dessert, pie is generally the universal favorite. A cake is pretty much a one-trick pony, but pie is so versatile, it's a whole zoo of possibilities.

To that end, The American PieCouncil (yes, there is such a thing) and its members are encouraging all Americans to celebrate National Pie Day's 25th anniversary on January 23 by performing random acts of pieness. (Cue national anthem here)

APC's call to action is an effort to have pie lovers "pay it forward" by spreading goodwill through sharing pie with loved ones and strangers alike."
The great tradition of pie has a way of invoking childhood memories of warm feelings and the closeness of sharing with others that makes everyone feel good," said Linda Hoskins, APC's executive director.

"Why not pass that special feeling onto others? Get two pies when you're at the grocery store - one to enjoy with your family and one to give to the person behind you in line. Bring a pie to a new neighbor and get to know each other over a slice of pie. You might indulge your co-workers and bring some pie to work, or you can say 'thank you' to someone with a warm hug wrapped in a delicious crust."

Mmm. As over the top as Ms. Hoskins's effusions are, Pie Day is good.