Great American Pot Pie Day is dedicated to a wonderful dessert that can heal the soul and please the stomach. Not surprisingly, pot pie has its own celebration and you can join on September 23rd. It turns out this delicious pastry appeared in the Neolithic era, and the decision of Marie Callender to organize the Great American Pot Pie Day was a wise decision supported by millions.
The pot pie appeared around 9500 BC, and proven by the finds of archaeologists. The dish looked like this: the meat was mixed with other ingredients and baked in dough, from which a pot was previously made. It was called artocres, and also popular in Rome. Unlike the Greeks, the Romans used fish and seafood in addition to meat. In medieval Europe, the dish was also made often. When the American settlers migrated west, they took their favorite recipes with them, and pot pie was among them.
- Pot pie is prepared in many ways – baked, fried, or cooked in a slow cooker. There are also a huge number of recipes for the dish – different types of meat, fish, seafood, and vegetables are used as fillings, and sauce is always served.
- Great American Pot Pie Day was founded in 2002 by a bakery and a frozen food company.
- In the Roman Empire, this pie was sometimes served with a live bird inside; when the treat was cut, it flew out.
How to take part
Prepare pot pies with different fillings. Invite friends and loved ones, and organize a family dinner or party. Do not be afraid to eat some extra carbohydrates; on September 23 there is a wonderful reason for this. Share your experience on social media with the hashtag #GreatAmericanPotPieDay.
When is Great American Pot Pie Day Celebrated in 2023?
Great American Pot Pie Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on September the 23rd.