National Pie Day
Though pies were first created by ancient Egyptians, it was the Romans who made them famous. Roman pies were often made in "reed crusts" which were used to hold the pie filling. Unlike today's pie crusts, reed crusts were not eaten.
During the 14th century, the first pie recipe was published by the Romans. This recipe was for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie. Meat pies, cherry pies, and tarts were also very popular around this time in England. Pie recipes arrived in America with the first English settlers, who referred to pie crusts as "coffins."
Since then, pies have evolved into the most traditional American dessert. According to a 2004 survey, apple pie is the most popular type of pie followed by pumpkin and sweet potato.
Watch this space for pie eating competition to celebrate national pie day!