The evolution of pie, and America’s undying bond with it, was actually a slow and messy approach – not unlike making a pie itself. Warm pie takes you home even if you’re sitting in a big table in a noisy and busy cafe that seats and serves hundreds of people and prepares nearly a million meals every single year. Pie is one of the mainstays that has enabled Southern cuisine to spread across the country. There are pie recipes from old southern cookbooks, but they survive through tradition, passed down generation-to-generation.
In an era of many restaurants, processed foods, microwaves, delivery pizza and Chinese take-out, the art form of cooking is becoming a lost art. Yet anyone who wants to eat healthily, cheaply or just at home can learn the science of food preparation. This article has some pointers for anyone who wants to better in the kitchen.