Thursday, March 14, 2013

How Many Ways Can You Celebrate 3.14 or Pi or Pie Day?!

You say Pi! I say Pie!
He says Yum! She says Patty!
Goat Patty from Kensington Foodies Roots Tours
Today is March 14th and it is Pi Day! Happy Pi Day aka Pie Day!

Here are a few food-for-thought Q3.14 questions/jokes for you: Are you planning on baking a #pie squared in honour of #πday? If Marie Antoinette had said, "Let them eat Pi a.k.a Pie" instead of cake, would she have saved her pretty little neck? Hmmm... food for thought! While I'm on a roll with these pies... I mean Pi jokes, here are some old Pi related jokes to share at the office or during the remainder of March Break:

Mathematician: Pi r squared 

Baker: No! Pie are round, cake are square!

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? 

A: Pumpkin Pi!

Q: What do you get when you take the moon and divide its circumference by its diameter?

A: Pi in the sky! 

Addicted to Pi Day and need a few more pie in-the-face jokes?

Need something more substantive now that I got you salivating thinking about pies? What about empanadas? Jamaican Patties? Cornish Pasties? Chinese Bao or Vietnamese Bahn? Boreka? Spanikopita? So, what actually is a pie you might ask.... Here's a little secret I'm going to let you in on as we wrap-up March Break with two awesome food-for-thought food tours this weekend. Want to explore multi-ethnicity of pie? Then join me on our popular Kensington Foodies Roots tour, Saturday March 17th, 2013 as this food tour definitely will tickle the fancy of those who loves diversity.  Did I mention that we're going to discuss how many delicious ways our ancestors from all four corners of Earth had to solve the challenge of making a portable meal sans Tupperwares. Yes, when you have a food tour  designed  and conducted by a Culinary Historian, you're bound to savouring equal portions of food for thoughts and the palate (and other senses); though really,  the food tour truly gives us a grand  excuse to sample a variety of "pi" creations with multicultural twists ;-) 

I did mention our second way of extended celebrations of Pi Day - on Sunday March 18th on our other food tour, Toronto's Second Chinatown Foodies Tour we will explore the diverse shapes of  Chinese "Pi" a.k.a. "Pie". I say, it's a grand way to wrap-up the March Break or a relaxing weekend filled with reflective foodies thoughts! 

So what kind of pie will you have on March 14 to honour #PiDay /#πday or if you have to extend it to this weekend? Sweet or savoury pie? Well, we'd love to hear from you and salivate as we read what's your "pie in the sky" !