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Jul 10, 2012 — We couldn't resist bringing you one more post that came out of our audience response to Pie Week last week. One NPR listener used pumpkin pies to help her get off public assistance and on with her life.
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Jul 6, 2012 — The outpouring of responses we received — in comments and over email and Twitter — to Pie Week speaks to just how often making and eating pie brings us together.
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Jul 5, 2012 — Tim Burton's artwork, at once so playful and so often strangely dark, is perfectly suited to inspiring creative pie making in Los Angeles, as entries in KCRW's annual pie contest last year proved.
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Jul 5, 2012 — Vinegar pie and green tomato pie don't usually top the list of America's favorite sweets. But in Depression-era America, these and other desperation pies that survive today showed off home cooks' ingenuity.
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Jul 4, 2012 — As part of Pie Week on Morning Edition, Senior National Correspondent Linda Wertheimer shares her chess pie recipe and insights into its origin. It's a Southern pie with Oklahoma roots to her, but its history goes back much, much further.
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Jul 3, 2012 — Much has already been written about the historical parallels between HBO's Game of Thrones and the politics and people of medieval Europe. Turns out, there are also parallels with food history — particularly pie history.
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Jul 2, 2012 — At the Culinary Institute of America, chef George Higgins teaches his students a foolproof method for making a flaky pie crust. It starts with 3 parts flour, 2 parts fat and 1 part liquid.
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Jun 29, 2012 — Meat Week's almost over. It's time for Pie Week! Here's a preview: If you are scared of pie crust, we've got tips from the CIA that boil it down to a basic 3:2:1 ratio.
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Jun 20, 2012 — Our audience, like the rest of America, loves apple pie — we're traditionalists. But in growing numbers, Americans are branching out to chocolate; key lime and cherry.
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Jun 19, 2012 — The first pies were called "coffins" and full of meat, but for modern Americans, it's all about apple pie. Help us prepare for NPR's Pie Week by taking our survey and voting for your favorite pie.
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