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Hating on Pie

slate-pie.jpgThose delightful contrarians over at Slate have a new target: Pie. Calling it "Un-American," they write: "For decades now, this confection of fragile dough and chunky cooked fruit has been invading our dessert menus and national mythology, trying to persuade us of its honored standing among baked goods and the gods." Curiously, there is not a single mention of the "pie is the new cupcake" trend. Nor the greatest pie of all: pecan pie (that is up for debate). [Slate]