Breakout the pans and fire up the ovens, January 23 is National Pie Day!
It’s hard to believe, but for almost every type of food, there’s a day that’s dedicated to it. Ice Cream even has a whole month dedicated to it. (President Ronald Reagan gave the honor of National Ice Cream month to July.) But, it’s hard to think about ice cream when there’s currently a foot or more of snow on the ground.
Pie makes everything better. We would have world peace if everyone sat down together and shared a slice. In Dearborn, the place to eat a bit of heaven can be found at Cook's Corner Cafe on Main Street.
Birthday cake is a conspiracy theory. I know that this sounds crazy, but there is plenty of evidence to support this. Just compare it to pie. Almost every single holiday has a specific coordinating pie to go with it: apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, etc. When you go to restaurants, it is completely normal to see a slice of apple pie and scoop of ice cream on the menu, or even a slice of one of those seasonal pies. However, you are far less likely to find a menu that says "Chunk of Chocolate Cake: $3.00" or something along those lines. This brings me to my second point.
The phrase goes "As American as apple pie." We’ve all heard this saying because pie is the most traditional of American desserts. I mention this because on January 23, we celebrated National Pie Day. It's not a widely celebrated holiday (if you could call it a holiday), but certainly a most delicious one.