So today is Pi (π) Day. Π is the symbol used in math to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The constant has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal point—but usually people remember at least the first three digits: 3.14 (and if you want to go a little further there 159 after the .14). I’ve always just remembered it as 3.141 (and sometimes remembering that 59 after the .141). But since π is pronounced “pie” it can also be considered a day to eat pie as well. It is always celebrated on March 14, as the date numerically is: 3-14 (or 3.14)
In terms of “pie” that one can eat on π day—there is the usual pizza (it does come shaped as a pie), there is quiche, potpie, and then the sweeter pies such as apple, pumpkin, sweet potato, cherry, and any type of combinations you can probably think of and cook. Personally I love apple and pumpkin pie during the holidays, during the summer I love ice cream pies, and I’m also partial to pecan pies during the fall as well.
So to celebrate π day—we had pizza for dinner, and if I can find a slice of pie at one of the little delis on campus tomorrow, I’ll have it as a late celebratory dessert.
What’s your favorite dessert pie??