Fellow food blogger and all-around cool cat Krysta over at Evil Chef Mom has come up with what is guaranteed to become a food blogging tradition in years to come: 3.14 Day, also known as Pie Day, which will take place on — of course — March 14th (3.14, if you still aren’t getting it…).
Participants in Pie Day will bake their favorite pie, post the recipe and post pictures of their pie creations. I’m no baker, but I do make a mean Chess Pie, which will be my contribution to Pie Day. Also, I’m of the mind that more people need to be introduced to the wonder and glory that is Chess Pie (a.k.a. Vinegar Pie, but only if you’re about 85 years old).
I have no idea why it’s called Chess Pie; I don’t care to speculate on the etymology of its name, as there are probably hundreds of possible origins for its strange moniker. All I know is that it’s delicious and comforting and unlike any other pie out there.
I’m not going to elaborate too much on the Chess Pie right now; that will be saved for 3.14 Day. But if you’d like to participate in 3.14 Day yourself, head on over to Krysta’s page and let her know. Sadly, there will be no mass sharing of the pies, which somewhat deflates the fun, so you’ll just have to imagine how that Buttermilk Pie or Rhubarb Pie actually tastes.
Or…you could make it yourself, which is kind of the point.
Until then…happy pie-ing!