Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Pi(e) Day!

There are so many food-related "National ___ Days" out there that it's hard to keep recent memory I've celebrated National Bundt Day and National Peanut Butter Day, but I just couldn't let Pi Day go unnoticed.  I know, I'm a nerd - but Pi Day is a favorite of many a student, and perhaps it's due to the commemorative pie more than the love of the number.

Pi Day is always held on March 14, as the date version of the number 3.14, which is a rounded-down version of the infinite number pi.  Things you may or may not already know about pi, some from The Pi Day Website:

- Pi represents the relationship between a circle's diameter and its circumference
- Probably the most common equation used that contains pi is (Area) = (pi)(radius^2), for the area of a circle
- Pi is an irrational and transcendental number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating - it has been calculated to over a trillion digits by computer, but will go on forever (so why bother calculating it?)

Pie is a particularly cool thing to use to celebrate Pi Day, because in addition to a similar name, it's also (typically) a circle.

This mini pie was made from a recipe on Novel Eats.  I used a pre-made crust since I'm both lazy and currently in need of more time in the day to get what I need to do done (after the time change, aren't we all?).  The pie, which was particularly nerdy since it has the pi symbol on top, was absolutely delicious.

So happy Pi Day, everyone - and hope you get some rest tonight to make up for the lost Daylight Savings hour!

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