I have always wondered why there is the expression “easy as pie.” Pie is not that easy to make! Turns out the expression began as “easy as eating pie.” Now that makes sense. However, I am hoping that this pie column will encourage you to take the leap, perfect a piecrust, make a bunch, and keep them in your freezer so you can whip one up on a whim.
Will Rogers called it “a bowl of blessedness.” A bank in McKinney, Tex., was left unscathed during Jesse James’s reign of robberies because the town had his favorite chili parlor. Clark Gable’s last meal was a delivery of Chasen’s chili.