Talk about a real hit at a party. The New York Times’ John Tierney posted a blog entry celebrating Pi Day, the geekiest holiday in the history of civilization, which happens to be today. First celebrated by the Exploratorium in San Francisco exactly 20 years ago, March 14 (3.14) is a day to sit back and marvel at the mathematical miracle that is pi.
Here are a couple of Tierney’s food-related suggestions on how to ring in the day. Hold on to your pocket-protector:
There’s a method of calculating pi that involves throwing hot dogs onto a piece of paper. You’ll have to check out Wiki-How for that one.
You could eat a slice of pie at pi second: 1:59 p.m. (3.14 1:59)
Our own humble suggestion includes a nod to the time of year. We’ve been eating oranges like they’re going out of style because, well, they are. At least, they’re going out of season. But these globular fruits also encompass nature’s love of a certain mathematical equation. So, using the round fruits and a round pie pan, please enjoy the following orange pie recipes.
Fresh Orange Pie [Recipe Zaar]
Mandarin Orange Pie [Essortment]
Orange Meringue Pie [Allrecipes]
Key Orange Pie [Diana’s Kitchen]
Photo credit:Profkaren [Flickr]