While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
It's an all-out pie palooza because March 14 is National Pi(e) Day!
Clever you, you've already figured out that today's date, 3/14, also corresponds to a famous mathematical constant you learned in school: 3.14, also known as pi. So it would stand to reason that today of all days is a great day to celebrate something of a similar name, pie.
In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed that yes, America, we should have a Pi Day, although it was celebrated beginning in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium. The staff and visitors would march about a circular space and eat fruit pies.
What's the usual way of celebrating Pi Day? Why indulging in your favorite pie and talking about the relevance of pi, of course! Pie eating contests are also welcome, or you can even make a pie with the pi symbol on it like our iReporters.
We reached out to our ever-innovative team of iReporters to see what they were baking up in celebration.
Key lime pie (and 200 digits of pi)
She says, "Their key lime pies are the perfect combination of creamy, tangy and sweet - piled ridiculously high with a wonderful, light and airy meringue on a perfect graham cracker crust. My husband and I love it so much that we had it as our wedding "cake" when we had our wedding celebration in Key West, and we always enjoy going back to Blue Heaven for more!"
She also filmed herself reciting the first 200 digits of pi from memory. She says math was always a favorite subject of hers and thinks people should celebrate Pi Day. "I think it's a fun day that encourages kids to get more involved in mathematics and have fun with it."
Peanut butter chocolate mousse pie
She says she had never heard of Pi Day before she stumbled across this assignment. "Since I have had a lifelong sweet tooth, I will have no problem at all with commemorating the occasion by baking at least one pie and savoring every last bite."
Apple and pear pie
She added flair to her pie by not only denoting the numerical symbol and 3.14, but also placing red circles on the edge that "represent the never ending digits of pi in an infinite loop," she says.
Purple yam pie
"Buy whole purple yam root crops or ready grated pouches (available at Asian stores). Steam them. Mash. Mix with 1 kilo of brown sugar, condensed and evaporated canned milk. Put in large cauldron. Keep stirring in low heat. This is a labor of love for the next 1.5 to 2 hours, so keep stirring because if you don't, it will burn. Never mind an aching arm afterwards - worth it for the taste. When [it's] really thick and you can't stir anymore, that's when it's ready," he said.
PI-neapple rhubarb pie
She told CNN, "I think pi is important and I love any excuse to make and eat pie. Why not have a special day for both? You know, places like Europe and South America don't have pi day because they write the month second - heartbreaking!"
Tomato cheese pies
As a math lover she says she appreciates the mechanics behind pi, and considers it to have many real world applications, "Especially when it comes to cooking or balancing my budget."
Kelly Buhler, an American accountant and food blogger at An American Cupcake in London, says she was inspired to make these delightful mini cherry pie pops for Pi Day when she heard about CNN iReport's Pi day pie-off.
"I've had pie pops on my 'to bake' list for two years! This finally got me to actually doing it since it was for such a fun holiday. I'm glad I did. They were fun to make and taste delicious too!"
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