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Pie on Pi. Why not?

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If you were to measure the circumference of a circle, then divide it by its diameter, you will always get the same result (depending on how accurately you measure, of course). That number is π (pi) and it is approximately 3.1415926…

On March 14 1988, physicist Larry Shaw organized the first Pi Day celebration at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Staff and patrons marched around in a circle, then ate pie. Simple and elegant.

Pi Day is celebrated around the world every year but 2015 is special; it is Ultimate Pi Day. Once every century, the numbers representing the date (3/14/15) are the same as the first 5 digits of pi (3.1415).

If you want to take the celebration to its extreme you can celebrate Ultimate Pi Moment which occurs at 9:26.53 (3.141592353).

Some people mark the occasion by participating in a 3.14 mile (5.05334 km) run and probably enjoy some pie after.

Personally, I’m going to celebrate Pi Day by wearing my favorite t-shirt and maybe eating some pie because there’s never a bad reason to have pie.

Here are some cookbooks that will help with the celebration.

Best mini pie recipesCrazy about piesPies and tartsPie school

175 Best Mini Pie Recipes by Julie Anne Hession

Crazy About Pies: Irresistible Pies for Every Sweet Occasion by Krystina Castella

Pies and Tarts: The Definitive Guide to Classic and Contemporary Favorites from the World’s Premier Culinary College by Kristina Petersen Migoya  (see my post post from May 2014)

Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour and Butter by Kate Lebo

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Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to community. I love books, reading to my son,properly placed apostrophes,canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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