Celebrate National Pi Day with These Official State Pies

Happy National Pi Day! Pi Day is celebrated each year on March 14, a date that coincides with the numerical value of π, used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14. In reality, π is an irrational and transcendental number, according to piday.org, which means it goes on infinitely beyond its decimal point. 

National Pi Day is most appropriately celebrated with a slice of pie, sweet or savory, that can range from fruit pie to deep dish pizza pie. The possibilities are nearly as endless as π itself, but 10 states across the country have made the selection a bit easier by naming certain varieties of pie among their official state foods.

In Delaware, peach pie is the official state dessert, while Floridians call Key lime pie their official state pie. In Illinois, pumpkin pie received official state pie status in 2015, while in neighboring Indiana, it's the sugar cream pie. Louisianans prefer a bit of savory in their Natchitoches meat pie, while Maine has two official state pies--blueberry (no surprise) and whoopie. Massachusetts boasts Boston cream pie as its official dessert. Pecan pie is included in Oklahoma's official state meal and is the official state pie of Texas. And in Vermont, apple pie has official state pie status. 

With these delicious choices across the states, it's virtually impossible to go wrong. So have a slice--or two--and enjoy National Pi Day!

 

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