The Extremely American History of Pecan Pie

The Extremely American History of Pecan Pie

It’s not just that it was popularized by a marketing ploy
You’d be surprised by just how much of our past can be told through pie.
Pumpkin pie, for instance, captures stories about the early United States—it reflects the diets of Indigenous people who cultivated squash before European colonizers arrived, and the exchange between those two populations. The ingredients in molasses pie are directly linked to the country’s history of slavery.

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