Happy Pi Day North Dakota
Today is just another day, right? It's Tuesday, March 14. For most, it is just that. For foodies in the area or just clever people that pay better attention, it's Pi Day! What a day to celebrate!
There are all kinds of pie to indulge in for this special day. Rhubarb, pumpkin, banana cream, chocolate, apple, blueberry...you're getting excited, aren't you!
How did this day come around? Larry Shaw gets full credit for today. He is credited with inventing Pi Day, in recognition of π (~3.14), the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. You may not be doing any equations involving π today, but you certainly can enjoy some pie. Besides, it's way less work to use a fork instead of a calculator!
The most popular pies, state by state
Google Trends has crunched the numbers, analyzing all pie-related searches from March 7, 2022 to March 6, 2023. Here’s a breakdown of which pies each state was searching for the most during that time:
Based on the graphic, we tend to lean traditionally in the United State with apple (green on the map) and pumpkin (orange on the map) leading the way. The south still favors sweet potato pie (red on the map). I was surprised more states didn't favor pecan pie (blue on the map). Leave it to Kentucky to like peanut butter pie, and Tennessee to favor chess pie.
I know what you're thinking. This is based on just searching for pies or a specific recipe. It doesn't look at what each state favors the most when it comes to eating. After you enjoy your lunch or supper, today is the day to observe Pi Day. Oh, and the calculator I mentioned earlier is not tabulating calories at all today either!
Read more about America's favorite pies here.