Happy Pi Day! Every year on March 14, we celebrate that numerical oddball and mathematical constant otherwise known as 3.14159...
Except, we don't, because unless you run in very specific circles, you probably haven't utilized pi since your tenth-grade trigonometry final. Pi, while a mysterious and enduring figure in the fields of math and science (and occasionally pop culture), just doesn't get much recognition in our day-to-day lives, though it resides in every circle we encounter. And, that includes the most important circles in the world: PIES.
Indeed, pi may be the very crux of geometry, cosmology, and thermodynamics, but let's be real — pie is better. Pie will endure in our very souls long after the mystery of pi is solved and we've found the final digit. Pie may not have helped to build the Great Pyramid of Giza (as far as we know), but it does have the power to make everyone at your table happier than they were before. Pi is great, but you can't eat it à la mode.
In celebration of this irrational holiday, we give to you our all-time favorite pie recipes. Of all the greats we've found over the years, these are the ones we've permanently bookmarked and made over and over again to share with demanding friends (and sometimes not to share with ANYONE). None of these will help you do your math homework, but who cares about math when you have a face full of pie?
Put away the protractor, and find yourself some butter. You're about to have a very good weekend.