“Pie is the American synonym for prosperity and its varying contents the calendar of changing seasons. Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie eating people can be permanently vanquished.” (published May 3, 1902 in New York Times)
A note related to Jack Kerouac’s 1957 On the Road from Fictitious Dishes by Dinah Fried. What a visual feast for book lovers!
“But I had to get going and stop moaning, so I picked up my bag, said so long to the old hotelkeeper sitting by his spittoon, and went to eat. I ate apple pie and ice-cream– it was getting better as I got deeper into Iowa, the pie bigger, the ice cream richer.” — Jack Kerouac