March 14 is International Pi Day and one way to celebrate is to eat PIE!
Pi Day was founded by Larry Shaw and was first held at the San Francisco Exploratorium in 1988. The first one began with the public and museum staff marching around a circular space and then eating fruit pies. To celebrate Pi Day and the 10th anniversary of my book, I’m re-releasing, A Slice of Humboldt Pie: Stories & Recipes, 10th Anniversary Edition.
The book was first published in 2004. It began as a quest to find a pie crust recipe that I could count on each time I baked a homemade pie. The quest turned into a series of essays on the people I interviewed about their pies. It was a fun project because I met a lot of nice and interesting folks. And the research, which entailed eating lots of pie, wasn’t so bad either.
A Slice of Humboldt Pie: Stories & Recipes contains recipes for pie crusts and fillings. It also has anecdotal information about berries, Humboldt County apple orchards, and pie-baking tips.
The new book has been reformatted and I added a recipe of my grandmother’s that cousin Meg had, written in Grandma’s handwriting. We made Grandma’s key lime pie this past Thanksgiving and it was super easy and yummy so I wanted to include it as a nod to my grandma.
If you’re looking to celebrate Pi Day by eating pie, there are plenty of recipes to try. (Hey! That rhymes!)
The book is available at:
Blake’s Books in McKinleyville, CA
Eureka Books in Eureka, CA
Lovelights in Eureka, CA
Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, CO