American State of Pie

Pie was always a staple during holiday meals for my family, but the end-of-summer berry pie was most special of these special treats. Any kind of pie was welcome, but the crust was always homemade. In many instances, the crust was the most important part of the dish.

NYT published a great piece today on apple pie and articulated a many of these sentiments quite accurately.

Some fav quotes:

“We must have a pie,” David Mamet wrote in “Boston Marriage,” his 1999 play about Victorian women struggling not to talk like Mamet characters. “Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”

Apple pie is a weekend project to slow the baker’s heart rate and restore belief in happiness. The scent of fruit softening, kissed by cinnamon, of buttery crust, of sugar caramelizing — these can combine into a fragrance of redemption for the cook and everyone else. The taste delivers bliss.”

Check out the full article here.

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