Happy March 14th... National Pi (π) Day! The pi being referenced here is the boring-ass math concept that you use to calculate the bodyfat percentage of a circle, or something like that.

I certainly don't remember it, because I've never had to use it. It has no practical real-world use!!!!!!!

But dessert pies, on the other hand... Count. Me. In. Pretty much all pies are the greatest in the world. It's hard to name a favorite... okay, you got me, it's pecan. But key lime and banana cream and chocolate mousse are pretty great, too.



If you had to guess what New York's favorite pie is overall, I have a feeling you'd say apple. Because that would've been my guess. After all, apples are an important part of New York state's identity. We produce a lot of them, and apple picking is a favorite autumn pastime up here.

But somehow... apple pie is not our favorite pie??

Someone with a lot of free time did that thing with Google Analytics where they were able to determine the most-searched-for pie in each of 50 states. And according to the data, New York's favorite is...


Photo by Fernando Andrade on Unsplash
Photo by Fernando Andrade on Unsplash

Not knocking it -- because I would eat the s**t out of it right now -- I'm just a little surprised. New York stood out as the only state in the nation to choose raspberry, whereas some other states picked the same kind.

What do you think, did New York drop the ball on this?

Check out the full United States of Pi below:

Google Trends
Google Trends

The Highest-Rated Bakeries in Central New York

A recent report from Restaurant Clicks named the top 12 bakeries in America. Appearing in 10th place was the overrated Levain bakery in New York City.

Here's a few bakeries from Central New York that are more deserving of such recognition.

Gallery Credit: Megan

Have a Slice of Mouthwatering Apple Pie at These Upstate New York Locales

While we always think of a juicy apple pie anchoring a harvest table in the fall, what would a summertime picnic be without an apple pie!! Here are a collection of great places to get a slice (or whole pie) this summer. Don'[t forget the cold milk!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

Cider Donuts and Halfmoon Cookies: An Upstate New York Tradition

When frost is on the pumpkin and the leaves start putting on a show, it is time for Upstate New York to enjoy the splendors of a beautiful autumn.

No fall season is complete without two of our favorite treats: apple cider donuts and halfmoon cookies. I know you can get fresh squeezed cider during this season only, and you can get halfmoon cookies all year long, but lets face it. Neither tastes as good as when you get them from a roadside market or farm store in October!

There are hundreds of places where you can get these seasonal treats. Here is a sampler of "what is out there."

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

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