If there was a parliament of pastry, Apple Pie would be the prime minister and Johnny Appleseed its roving ambassador.
They say nothing is as American as apple pie but Isaac Newton, knowing the gravity of making such a claim, could have upset the apple cart by pointing out humble pies appear throughout the world.
Some think the best apple pie is topped with ice cream. Others insist an apple pie order isn’t complete without a slice of cheddar cheese. Modern folk mindlessly munch mini-pies nuked from the microwave; others dream of apple pie and visualize Norman Rockwell’s Mom in her red checkered apron with the straps criss-crossing like a pastry lattice across her back. They say nothing is as loving as a pie, golden, delicious and hot from the oven baked for the apple of her eye.
Adam and Eve, George Washington, Norman Rockwell, McDonald’s and Steve Jobs had vastly different views of apples and apps.
Clearly apple pie is a state of mind.
For the fortunate an apple pie is a pie of cake.
Food Job: Bake your own unique apple pies and become a valued supplier for restaurants, country clubs, food trucks and wherever great food is offered.
Food Writer Job: Become the world’s greatest expert on the topic of apples. Here are a few subjects to cover:
Apple pie origins
Adam’s apple (was it worth the bite in the Garden of Eden? Were Adam and Eve the only couple who were truly made for each other?)
An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Apple in mouth of a pig (why?)
Apples that don’t fall far from the tree
Apple use in aromatherapy
Applebee’s (restaurant review)
Apples dippers at McDonald’s (opinion of)
Apples in art
Apples in history
Apples in literature
Apples in religion
Bobbing for apples
Curious customs associated with apples
Dried apple dolls
Golden apple of Hesperides
Lifecycle of an apple from seed to harvest
Snow White and the poisoned apple
The Big apple (origin of name)
Varieties of apples
Where apples grow
Which variety to choose for baking an apple pie
You get the idea? It is a form of word association. You can do this with virtually any single food subject. Begin a blog.
Quote: The first written mention of a fruit pie:
“Thy breath is like the steame of apple-pyes.”
Robert Greene (1590) ‘Arcadia’