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 Post subject: pie shapes from the 17th C
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 5:26 am 
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From BoingBoing, this article is just interesting reading: http://boingboing.net/2015/05/07/the-crazy-shapes-of-17th-centu.html
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 Post subject: Re: pie shapes from the 17th C
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 7:21 am 
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People in the 1600's obviously needed something to do without boingboing to waste time on.


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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 8:29 am 
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That is cool. I would have loved to see a baked example!

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 12:46 pm 
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Wow, interesting.

Those whacky Brits did all kinds of crazy things with pie back in the day. Mostly this was because, lacking refrigeration or cans, pie was a major food group and the main way to "preserve" food for the next day. Often the crust wasn't really edible, it was just there to seal in the food contents.

Plus, there's Stargazy Pie (recipe: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/stargazeypie_93663):

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Ewwww.


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Now I'm nauseated.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 11:52 am 
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It's like an early form of goldfish crackers -- "The friendly snack that glares accusingly back."


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JB,

You're in rare form this weekend.

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What? Everyone doesn't have a good stargazy pie joke sitting around just in case?


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I'd seen Stargazy pie in a scene in "Ladies in Lavender," an otherwise-charming movie w Judi Densch and Maggie Smith. It was quite disgusting then, but not nearly as disgusting as that picture. Ewwww is right.

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