Opinion: Before you slice your holiday pie, read this
Anastopoulo teases out the history of how Western colonization of Indigenous peoples in North America produced the “cultural mashup” that became pumpkin pie.
She urges readers to “peel back the layers of” pumpkin pie, “this seemingly charming cross-cultural exchange,” and “to examine the deeper implications of European colonization in the Americas.”But it’s not about NOT eating pumpkin pie, she says.
As I write in the book, my dad has requested an apple pie for his birthday as long as I can remember.
And how one person makes a pie recipe at one point can be very different than how someone makes it hundreds of years later.
CNN: Particularly at this time of the year, a lot of people will be baking and eating pumpkin pie.
Could you talk about that and what pumpkin pie means to you now, on the far side of doing this work?
And then when European colonizers came here, and then they transformed it into pumpkin pie, into this very Western European, British-style dish.
A slice of classic pumpkin pie with whipped cream, Danville, California, November 28, 2019.
Homemade apple pie amongst an autumn season setting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on October 07, 2021.
So of course, then you’re going to want to go bake the Karo Corn Syrup pecan pie recipe.
I think key lime pie is kind of a great all-purpose pie, even if people associate it with the summer.
It’s a pie that’s hard to mess it up and it’s really good to have in your back pocket during the holidays.