- Juan Mari Arzak born (1942)
Let’s Have a Pie Party!
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You’re nuts if you don’t like pie. For obvious reasons, it’s amazing — buttery, flaky crust, fresh fruit fillings or rich and decadent insides, not to mention a gorgeous golden top.
Now that we’ve got you drooling, let’s talk partying as always. With so many luscious fruits in season during the summer — strawberries, blueberries, rhubarb, cherries, peaches — that’s reason enough to throw a bash.
We’ve decided that a pie swap is no longer just a Thanksgiving-themed soirée; we’re turning the idea on its head.
Throw a pie party and have friends bring their grandmother’s classic blueberry pie or a fresh pie with rhubarb from their rooftop garden. Whatever the flavor, we’re interested.
Host a bake-off with elected judges and hand out prizes for first, second, and third place. Crown a winner for most inventive and best presentation. Nothing gets the blood pumping like a little competition between pals — add a few cocktails or mocktails like a crisp iced tea or a hard lemonade and things will get even more intense.
To get in the spirit of things, tie paper invitations to pie pops — the biggest confectionary trend right now next to cupcakes and cake pops.
When the winners have been crowned, and there’s tons of pie to be had, we’re going to go out on a limb and say — have a pie eating contest. It’s only right.
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