NEW CASTLE, Del., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate National Pie Day on January 23, 2016 by baking a sweet or savory pie for family or friends. National Pie Day, celebrated annually on January 23rd, is an unofficial national holiday, created by the American Pie Council simply to celebrate the pie. This year, the holiday falls on the fourth Saturday in January. So, heat up those ovens on a cold January morning and bake a pie. There is nothing more cozy and comforting then the aroma of a hot apple, pumpkin or other favorite pie.
Emile Henry officially celebrates the day with a pie contest that runs from January 1 through January 28th. Details can be found on the Emile Henry facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1QYdZm9
The winner of the contest will receive a $250 Gift Card for Emile Henry product and Five Essential Pie Baking Tools: an Emile Henry Modern Classics Pie Dish, a Lékué Baking Mat, a Rösle Egg Whisk, a Rösle Kitchen Spoon and a Duralex Large Glass Bowl.
Emile Henry created its first Pie Dish for the American market 20 years ago and was awarded a design patent for the fluted shape. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gachrOJTtSQ. The Emile Henry pie dish is a natural product handcrafted from Burgundy clay in France. The dish is highly resistant to breakage and can go directly from the freezer to the oven. The Emile Henry Pie Dish is the Official Pie Dish of the American Pie Council and the championship.
Pie History from the American Pie Council
- Pie has been around since the ancient Egyptian era. These pies were sometimes made in "reeds" which were used for the sole purpose of holding the filling and not for eating with the filling.
- Pyes (pies) originally appeared in England as early as the twelfth century. The crust of the pie was referred to as "coffyn." There was actually more crust than filling.
- Pie came to America with the first English settlers. The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them "coffins" like the crust in England.
- Pie has become so much a part of American culture that we now commonly use the term "as American as apple pie."
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