10 Pies to Enjoy on Pi Day

March 14th, or 3/14, is Pi Day! That means today is a day to celebrate everyone’s favorite irrational number. What better way to pay homage than with pie? Here are some mathematically delicious options to try this year.  

1. CHOCOLATE OREO MOUSE PI PIE

YouTube star Rosanna Pansino runs a channel dedicated to nerdy baked goods, so it’s no surprise that she would have a great Pi Day recipe up her sleeve. Check out her Chocolate Oreo Mouse Pi Pie. She uses a stencil to make sure her Pi symbol is as clean as possible.

2. APPLE PI PIE

YouTuber Heart of Tarts also tried her hand with a Pi-symbol-emblazoned pie, but used a well-cut apple. The baker also included some apple mathematical signs around it for added flair.

3. MINIATURE PIES

Instagram user muppetwedding created not one pie, but a whole slew of miniature pies. There were 36 pies in all (pecan is pictured above).

4. APPLE NUMBER PIE

 

Instructables user aperiodictable took a different approach for her clever pi pie. She filled the crust with numbers that she created by pressing cheap cookie cutters into apples. The crust is also covered in little numbers arranged in the order of pi.

5. SUSHI PI PIE

Instructables user lmnopeas reinvented what a pie could be by incorporating sushi. She used a mold to create wasabi pi symbols to sit on top of each slice. 

6. PI PIE MOLD

This kitschy pie is actually shaped like the pi symbol. Instructables user made the mold using aluminum foil.

7. BOOK OF PI PIE

This delicious tome was made by Flickr user Jhayne. The book shaped pie has the first 24 digits carved into the cover, showing the apple filling inside.

8. PIZZA PI

Virginia’s Pomodoro Pizza Pasta celebrated a past Pi Day with a special pizza pie. The pepperonis are arranged to create the shape of the pi symbol.

9. FROSTED PI PIE

This 35 digit pie shows pi’s numbers with colorful frosting. Flickr user Robert Couse-Baker says the pie was actually made on March 15, but it’s never too late to celebrate Pi Day by eating a delicious pie.

10. TRIPLE BERRY PI DAY PIE

Even Pillsbury wants a slice of the action. Their pie has the symbol cut out of the middle, showing off its mixed berry inside. There’s also a line of digits circling the outer crust.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
Recall Alert: Swiss Rolls And Bread Sold at Walmart and Food Lion Linked to Salmonella
Evan-Amos, Wikimedia Commons // CC 1.0

New items have been added to the list of foods being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. According to Fox Carolina, snack cakes and bread products produced by Flowers Foods, Inc. have been pulled from stores in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

The baked goods company, based in Georgia, has reason to believe the whey powder it buys from a third-party supplier is tainted with salmonella. The ingredient is added to its Swiss rolls, which are sold under various brands, as well as its Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread. Popular chains that normally sell Flowers Foods products include Walmart and Food Lion.

The U.S. is in the middle of a salmonella outbreak. In June, Kellogg's recalled Honey Smacks due to contamination and the CDC is still urging consumers to avoid the brand. The cereal has sickened dozens of people since early March. So far, there have been no reported illnesses connected to the potential Flower Foods contamination.

You can find the full list of recalled items below. If you have one of these products in your kitchen, throw it out immediately or return it to the store where you bought it to be reimbursed.

  • Mrs. Freshley's Swiss Rolls
  • Mrs. Freshley's Swiss Rolls
  • Food Lion Swiss Rolls
  • Baker's Treat Swiss Rolls
  • Market Square Swiss Rolls
  • Great Value Swiss Rolls
  • Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread

[h/t Fox Carolina]

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
The Annual Festivals That Draw the Most People in Every State
iStock
iStock

Every state has that one big event each year that draws residents from across the region or even across the nation. Louisiana has Mardi Gras. Kentucky has the Kentucky Derby. South Dakota has Sturgis. Genfare, a company that provides fare collection technology for transit companies, recently tracked down the biggest event in each state, creating a rundown of the can't-miss events across the country.

As the graphic below explores, some states' biggest public events are national music and entertainment festivals, like Bonnaroo in Tennessee, SXSW in Texas, and Summerfest in Wisconsin—which holds the world record for largest music festival.

Others are standard public festival fare. Minnesota hosts 2 million people a year at the Minnesota State Fair (pictured above), the largest of its kind in the U.S. by attendance. Mardi Gras celebrations dominate the events calendar in Missouri, Alabama, and, of course, Louisiana. Oktoberfest and other beer festivals serve as the biggest gatherings in Ohio (home to the nation's largest Oktoberfest event), Oregon, Colorado, and Utah.

In some states, though, the largest annual gatherings are a bit more unique. Some 50,000 people each year head to Brattleboro, Vermont for the Strolling of the Heifers, a more docile spin on the Spanish Running of the Bulls. Montana's biggest event is Evel Knievel Days, an extreme sports festival in honor of the famous daredevil. And Washington's biggest event is Hoopfest, Spokane's annual three-on-three basketball tournament.

Mark your calendar. Next year could be the year you attend them all.

A graphic list with the 50 states pictured next to information about their biggest events
Genfare

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios