Food History: Thinking about Pie

What is a pie?

The pies we know today are a fairly recent addition to a history that goes back as long as mankind has had dough to bake into a crust and stuff to put inside it. The purpose of a pastry shell was mainly to serve as a baking dish, storage container, and serving vessel, and in the past, these were often too hard to actually eat. For hundreds of years, a pie was the only form of a baking container used, meaning everything was a pie.

November 24, 2016