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Pie Food Quotes

“Only very clever man can bite pie without breaking crust.”
Charlie Chan (Warner Oland)


“The pie is an English institution which, planted on American soil, forthwith ran rampant and burst forth into an untold variety of genera and species.”
Christopher Crowfield (Harriet Beecher Stowe)


“Why, there they are both, baked in that pie;
 Whereof their mother daintily hath fed,
Eating the flesh that she herself hath bred.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
'Titus Andronicus' Act V Scene III


“Don't you think the road commissioner would be willing to pay my wife something for her recipe for pie crust?”
(Commenting on his wife's cooking)
Calvin Coolidge, 30th U.S. president (1923-1929)


“Master, I shall die if I do not taste a little of this bread-fruit pie.”
Conseil in Jules Verne's 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' (1870)


"I don't think a really good pie can be made without a dozen or so children peeking over your shoulder as you stoop to look in at it every little while."
John Gould


"Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries thrive here. From these they make a wonderful dish combined with syrup and sugar, which is called 'pai'. I can tell you that is something that glides easily down your throat; they also make the same sort of 'pai' out of apples or finely ground meat, with syrup added, and that is really the most superb."
An immigrant living in Beloit, Wisconsin, wrote to friends back in Norway (November 29, 1851)


“A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.”
E. W. Howe


“Almost everything that I behold in this wonderful country bears traces of improvement and reform - everything except Pie.”
George Augustus Sala, British journalist.
'America Revisited' (1882)


“If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos (1934-1996)


“I prefer Hostess fruit pies to pop-up toaster tarts because they don't require as much cooking.”
Carrie Snow (comedienne, actress)


“There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.”
Craig Claiborne


“Men may come and men may go.....but Pie goes on for ever.”
George Augustus Sala, British journalist.
'America Revisited' (1882)


“There is something in the red of a raspberry pie that looks as good to a man as the red in a sheep looks to a wolf.”
E. W. Howe


“You can say this for ready-mixes - the next generation isn't going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make.”
Earl Wilson


“But I, when I undress me    
Each night, upon my knees    
Will ask the Lord to bless me    
With apple-pie and cheese.”

Eugene Field, Apple-Pie and Cheese


“The pie should be eaten "while it is yet florescent, white or creamy yellow, with the merest drip of candied juice along the edges, (as if the flavor were so good to itself that its own lips watered!) of a mild and modest warmth, the sugar suggesting jelly, yet not jellied, the morsels of apple neither dissolved nor yet in original substance, but hanging as it were in a trance between the spirit and the flesh of applehood...then, O blessed man, favored by all the divinities! eat, give thanks, and go forth, 'in apple-pie order!'”
Henry Ward Beecher (on eating apple pie)

“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.”
Jane Austen


“Pardon this digression; but Pie really forms as important a factor in American civilisation as the 'pot-au-feu' does in France.”
George Augustus Sala, British journalist.
'America Revisited' (1882)


Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
Jim Davis, 'Garfield'


“Any Southener worth his piecrust knows that White Lily is the only flour worth stocking in the larder.”
Richard David Story, ‘New York’ magazine


The first written mention of a fruit pie:
"Thy breath is like the steame of apple-pyes."
Robert Greene, ‘Arcadia’ (1589)


“God bless my soul!  No apple pie.”
Robert Oliver, commenting when no apple pie was served, ‘An Apple A Day’


“There is something in the red of a raspberry pie that looks as good to a man as the red in a sheep looks to a wolf.”
E. W. Howe


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