Where does the word “pie” come from?

It is said that it’s actually derived from “magpie”, the bird, which is common to just about every continent on Earth. What’s the connection between pies and a magpies? Because magpie nests contain a variety of scraps and oddities, just like a certain Medieval baked item.

8 thoughts on “Where does the word “pie” come from?”

      1. Only 77º today. Get away from that snow, come on down for Carnival! ‘Tit Rex, Krewe of Freret, Krewe of Chewbacchus parades this weekend.

        1. I don’t think I could handle that town on Fat Tuesday, at least not in my 40’s. But some good friends announced they’re moving there next month — the Pastry clan will be visiting at some point…maybe in the fall!

          – Joe

          1. Give us a head’s up and we’ll be ready. Once you reach your 50’s, you’ll be ready again. Fat Tuesday is a little less than two weeks from now, but parades started Twelfth Night, with Phorty Phunny Phellows and the Krewe of St. Joan. Maybe you’ll hit Carnival season next year, and the King Cake Tasting party? (I do go on, don’t I?)

          2. it really sounds fun. I’ll see you this year, I’m betting.

            – Joe

  1. I love it when you do this. Or talk about dead presidents. Or other random topics. It makes reading your blog so much more fun.

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