A couple of weeks ago, after churning out two gruelingly beautiful (uhh if I may say so myself) pies for a “friendsgiving” celebration (the second of two pre-Thanksgiving dinners) — one “silky smooth pumpkin” and the other a tried-and-true apple — I wondered to myself as I stood before the products of my 6 hours of devoted labor: is there a patron saint of pie?
Yes, as it turns out, there is.
By Biso [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Well, at least, there’s this friendly chap who, in addition to being the patron saint of the Bulgarian people, apparently also had an affinity for pie as a vehicle of justice when he showed up to feed the poor bearing two pies given to him by the village pie-maker. What a guy. Now, a couple thousand years later, I’d like to dedicate this blog to “Two Pies Ivan” and ask that he bless its endeavor to bring a little more happiness, a little more health, and a little more pie to the world.