Logo (since 1999)
Food Festival News Section



Chef stirring

You are here > Home > Food Articles

Food Festival News >  National Pie Day 1/23



From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training & Degrees -  Associates, Bachelors & Masters
More than 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online and Worldwide



(As Easy To Remember As 1/23!)


On January 23 Recognize Someone Special: Take, Bake or Buy An American Pie For National Pie Day
The image of a homemade pie being shared with a friend, soldier, or loved one is an integral chapter in the American story. Offered as a way to express gratitude for a soldier's service or given to a friend simply as a way of saying thanks, to this day a fresh-baked pie presented as a heartfelt gift carries with it a reassuring sense of courtesy and sincerity.

As the nation steers through a series of challenges, the American Pie Council (APC) recognizes that we still have much to be grateful for and many to say thank you to: men and women who defend our nation, friends and neighbors who volunteer time to worthy causes, and family members who are always there for us.

National Pie DaySo to help say 'thank you' the best way they know how, the APC and its associate members have decided to highlight National Pie Day (January 23rd) by helping people across the nation recall the simple pleasure of presenting a pie as a gesture of kindness. On its website,, the APC's commercial members have posted discount coupons and award-winning recipes that can help anyone bake or take a homemade or bakery-fresh pie to someone who's earned their love or respect.

"There's something touching about giving someone a gift as special as a pie," suggests Linda Hoskins, executive director, American Pie Council. "When you picture troops receiving pies as they rolled through a train depot in the Midwest, or recall a time when neighbors shared pies to reflect a treasured friendship or recognize the strength of a close-knit community, it all brings to mind a comforting sense of nostalgia and kindness. So as our members discussed it, we realized we had the ability to help rekindle those connections."

Hoskins adds, "If you were getting a gift, would you rather receive an ordinary tie... or an extraordinary pie?"

The act of sharing America's quintessential dessert brings with it an extraordinary heritage. In many homes family recipes go back for decades and, quite often, special kitchen utensils have been passed down over generations. As with family reunions and special get-togethers, what takes place in the kitchen also brings families together as children and parents and husbands and wives experience the pleasure of working together and creating something special for someone else.

"Whether you're the one who gives or receives a pie," suggests Hoskins. "It's an experience that'll put a smile on your face."

The American Pie Council® is the only organization committed to maintaining America's pie heritage, passing on the tradition of pie-making and promoting America's love affair with pie. The APC offers personal, professional and commercial memberships. 

American Pie Council. Recall the simple pleasure of presenting a pie as a gesture of kindness. On its website the APC's commercial members have posted discount coupons and award-winning recipes that can help anyone bake or take a homemade or bakery-fresh pie to someone who's earned their love or respect.



  Food Festival News   |   North Fork Horseradish Festival   |   Fish & Chef on Lake Garda   |   Big Island Chocolate Festival   |   Coffee & Tea Festival NY 2014   |   Hood River Hops Fest   |   Savor the Season NYC   |   Culinary Trends at 15th AITC   |   33rd NY Wine Experience   |   Great American Beer Festival Weddings   |   Barista Competition   |   Taste of Colorado Awards   |   Holbox Gastronomic Festival   |   Taste of Hawaiian Range   |   Holbox 1st Gastronomic Festival   |   20th Hospice du Rhône   |   Big Gateaux Show Winner   |   Opa! Big, 'Fat' Greek Festival   |   Philly Great Beer Expo   |   4th Taste of Playa   |   9th Texas Steak Cook-Off   |   Adelaide Hills Winter Reds Festival   |   Hawaii Food & Wine Lineup   |   Culinary Events at Gettysburg   |   New Orleans Wine & Food Experience   |   Emeril Lagasse at Newport   |   Taste of the Hawaiian Range   |   Houston Wine & Food Week   |   Monterey Wine Festival   |   26th Ojai Wine Festival   |   Gettysburg Gingerbread 2010   |   Delaware Food Tastings   |   PA Governor's Culinary Award   |   China Oil 2010   |   China Wine 2010   |   Gala Italia   |   National Pie Day 1/23   |   Circleville Pumpkin Show   |   Puerto Vallarta Gourmet Festival   |   Golden Spurtle Won by Bob's Red Mill   |   Kosherfest 2009 Preview   |  Paris CookBookFair 2010   |   Sydney Int'l Food Festival   |   Best Meatballs at Cuisine of Queens   |   Breakfast on the Bridge   |   Mohegan Sun Winefest   |   Porkapalooza 2009   |   World Porridge Championship   |   Meals On Wheels Benefits from Festival   |   Georgia Shrimp & Grits Festival   |   Epicurean Classic News & Photos   |   Buffalo Wings Catch A Dream  
  Home   |   About Us & Contact Us   |   Food Articles   |   Food Festivals   |   Shopping   |   Food Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail:
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2015 James T. Ehler and unless otherwise noted.  All rights reserved.
You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.  Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright. 
Please take the time to request permission.