Wednesday November 30

Take the chill off with some nice hot savory pies for lunch, snack or dinner. Remember, you can order ahead on the phone or online to make sure you get that Wild Salmon Pot Pie, Chicken Pot Pie or any other pie on our menu.

Today is the birthday noted pie enthusiast of Samuel Clemens AKA Mark Twain.

Some Mark Twain quotes related to pie:
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
“You’re always as polite as pie to them.”
“So he took him to his own house, and dressed him up clean and nice,… and was just old pie to him, so to speak.”

In his book A Tramp Abroad, he writes, “I ain’t any more afraid of French than a tramp’s afraid of pie”. He also lists many American foods he misses while traveling in Europe. The following excerpt contains pies, “..Green corn, cut from the ear and Apple pie. Apple fritters. served with butter and pepper. Apple puffs, Southern style. Green corn, on the ear. Peach cobbler, Southern style. Hot corn-pone, with chitlings, Peach pie. American mince pie. Southern style. Pumpkin pie. Squash pie. Hot hoe-cake, Southern style. All sorts of American pastry….”

He also had an apparent disdain for English Pie,
Recipe for New English Pie
To make this excellent breakfast dish, proceed as follows:
Take a sufficiency of water and a sufficiency of flour, and construct a bullet-proof dough. Work this into the form of a disk, with the edges turned up some three-fourths of an inch. Toughen and kiln-dry in a couple days in a mild but unvarying temperature. Construct a cover for this redoubt in the same way and of the same material. Fill with stewed dried apples; aggravate with cloves, lemon-peel, and slabs of citron; add two portions of New Orleans sugars, then solder on the lid and set in a safe place till it petrifies. Serve cold at breakfast and invite your enemy.”

We are deeply disappointed in Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Fred Armisen for taking the wrong side in the cake vs. pie debate on this excerpt from the PBS Mark Twain Prize program.

AND, did you know you can convert Mark Twain to pie?
Yes, you can. Oh internet!

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