06.12.2008 | 11:11 am


Originally uploaded by Fat Cyclist.

I was planning to spend my lunch hour writing about some exciying
developments and details for next weekend’s Triathalon.

But my computer is dead.

So for now please hold a vigorous debate amongst yourselves which is
the very best kind of pie.

I’ll post about the Triathalon tonight. You won’t want to miss it.

This concludes the longest thing I have ever written on my iPhone. My
thumbs are exhausted.


  1. Comment by Duane | 06.12.2008 | 11:13 am


    i want an phone.

  2. Comment by Duane | 06.12.2008 | 11:14 am

    Also – being a Florida Native: Key Lime Pie rules.

  3. Comment by Ka_Jun | 06.12.2008 | 11:15 am

    Podium! Oh, wait…seriously, though Key Lime pie, legitimate Key Lime pie with real Key Limes and the consistency of cheesecake…that’s some serious stuff.

  4. Comment by leroy | 06.12.2008 | 11:22 am

    A debate about pie?

    Oh dear. This has the potential to degenerate into something like that scene from Forrest Gump where Bubba lists all the ways to prepare shrimp.

    So to paraphrase:

    “Pie is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There’s, um, pie kebabs, pie creole, pie gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There’s pineapple pie and lemon pie, coconut pie, pepper pie, pie soup, pie stew, pie salad, pie and potatoes, pie burger, pie sandwich… That’s, that’s about it.”

  5. Comment by Marissa | 06.12.2008 | 11:22 am


    the best is some good down hom made pecan pie.

  6. Comment by dug | 06.12.2008 | 11:25 am

    that’s the best picture of you i’ve ever seen.

  7. Comment by Bob | 06.12.2008 | 11:27 am

    The cherry pie from the farm stand on route 537 that I pass everyday on my way home from work. If you time it right you can eat it while it’s still hot from the oven.

  8. Comment by Katie | 06.12.2008 | 11:28 am


    WIN Susan!

  9. Comment by Sara Best | 06.12.2008 | 11:30 am

    Blueberry pie is by far the best kind of pie.

  10. Comment by Rio's Rider | 06.12.2008 | 11:39 am

    Humph! I’m hungry and I’m supposed to be working. Now all I can do is think about pie.

    Does cheesecake count as pie? If not, I guess I’ll have to go with French Silk pie with key lime as a close second.

    WIN Susan!

  11. Comment by chtrich | 06.12.2008 | 11:40 am

    Pecan Pie……….YUMMINESS

  12. Comment by KT | 06.12.2008 | 11:41 am

    Blackberry pie– made with fresh blackberries from the back yard (organic! That means we forgot to spray them with Roundup!), with a homemade pie crust, and served with vanilla icecream.


    Shoot, now I’m hungry.

    WIN, Susan!!

  13. Comment by Paula | 06.12.2008 | 11:42 am

    Pie is THE BEST!!! And what else but PECAN? And where else but ROYER’S CAFE in Round Top, TX (pop. 77). That’s in the Hill Country between Austin and Houston. A very cool family who runs a small cafe with a very big following. I’ve used them for several years for my Christmas client gifts. They ship their pies all over the country. Go to their website and order the pecan pie, you won’t be sorry. http://www.royersroundtopcafe.com/
    WIN SUSAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Comment by cyclostu | 06.12.2008 | 11:45 am

    I’m with Marissa and chtrich – Pecan all the way. Although Duanne makes a strong argument and key lime comes in at a close second. Can you tell I’m from the South?

    win Susan.

  15. Comment by Denise | 06.12.2008 | 11:47 am

    I myself am torn between fresh baked Dutch Apple ala mode and yummy home made pecan…mmmmmmm pie

  16. Comment by NW | 06.12.2008 | 11:52 am

    French silk. Oh yeah! :)


  17. Comment by mikeb | 06.12.2008 | 11:53 am

    As a Texas pecan grower I am thrilled to see the love here in pecan pies. Pecans are also a powerhouse food raw and yummy to boot.

  18. Comment by UpNorth | 06.12.2008 | 11:54 am

    To choose only one pie??? Fresh cream peach pie, saskatoon pie, peanut butter pie, apple pie, flapper pie (which I still don’t understand – but it is delicious)….

  19. Comment by Tim D | 06.12.2008 | 11:55 am

    Its not a proper pie unless there is meat. Steak and Ale Pie, Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, Game Pie. I even had a pie once in France that had two little birds in the bottom.

  20. Comment by Leslie | 06.12.2008 | 11:58 am

    I had an amazing strawberry-rhubarb pie when I was visiting Iowa a few weeks ago. I’m pretty sure this restaurant used lard in their crust.

    But if I’m making it myself, I’m torn between pecan and apple. And pumpkin. My ideal Thanksgiving dinner includes one of each…which I suspect is why I get to be in charge of Thanksgiving every year!

  21. Comment by scank | 06.12.2008 | 12:00 pm

    Steak & Kidney Pie

  22. Comment by Keith | 06.12.2008 | 12:01 pm

    Lemon meringue pie. End of discussion. ;)

  23. Comment by TomE | 06.12.2008 | 12:05 pm

    I hope that you tested those markers out before you scribbled on the window. You wouldn’t want to use the “permanent” kind….DOH!!!

  24. Comment by tim | 06.12.2008 | 12:10 pm


  25. Comment by Boz | 06.12.2008 | 12:10 pm

    I think Fatty meant sweet, not savory pie. But since he didn’t differentiate, I’ll pick one for each catagory. Banana creme w/ real wiped cream for the desert pie. My mom made a killer turkey pie with a very flaky shell that was to die for.I think she made it with the left overs from thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for bringing this to mind. I haven’t had it in years, and now I am trying not to drool on my key board.

  26. Comment by Emily | 06.12.2008 | 12:13 pm

    Come ON. Cherry pie. What is wrong with you people?

  27. Comment by Teresa | 06.12.2008 | 12:18 pm

    My brother’s home made pumpkin pie, or cherry pie with ice cream. I think I’ll have pie for lunch.

  28. Comment by Susan (another one) | 06.12.2008 | 12:18 pm

    I personally prefer a good cobbler

  29. Comment by Hamish A | 06.12.2008 | 12:21 pm

    Hmmm… tough choice on the sweet pies between Banoffee *drool* and Mississippi Mud *dribble* – can I cheat and make one whole pie out of two halves? That would be pretty awesome.

    Savoury would have to be a pork & apple pie with a good, deep, flakey crust.

    If you’ll excuse me I must go raid the cupboards.

  30. Comment by Rednblondies | 06.12.2008 | 12:26 pm

    Nobody mentioned coconut cream yet?

    Its my favorite this year, especially the homemade coconut cream at The Fat Cat Cafe in Grand Lake, CO. Wow.

    Win Susan

  31. Comment by Lifesgreat | 06.12.2008 | 12:32 pm

    Any of the aforementioned except the one with the kidney and the one with the little birds at the bottom.

  32. Comment by nancy | 06.12.2008 | 12:33 pm

    Hands down…homemade Pecan Pie!

  33. Comment by Hayduke | 06.12.2008 | 12:33 pm

    Fresh picked wild blackberry pie!

  34. Comment by Lowrydr | 06.12.2008 | 12:40 pm

    Pork Pie for starters finish with tart Cherry pie ala mode please.. Now go soak those thumbs in ice water so they will work later.

  35. Comment by Uphill Battle | 06.12.2008 | 12:41 pm

    I vote for coconut cream pie…with whipped cream…not meringue…meringue is gross. It ruins the whole creaminess of the pie.
    If we can’t have coconut cream, them Emeril’s Banana Cream will do. The crust will make you very happy.

  36. Comment by je | 06.12.2008 | 12:42 pm

    Pecan. Made with pecans grown in my grandfather’s back yard in Macon, Ga.

    That’s the best pie in the world.

    I’ll never get it again, though. :(

  37. Comment by je | 06.12.2008 | 12:43 pm

    Oh, and now I know (roughly) where Fatty works. I’ll have to stake out the Chipotle nearby and shout out “Hey Fatty!” while he’s in line and see if anyone gives me the evil eye.

  38. Comment by bikemike | 06.12.2008 | 12:53 pm

    pie, pie, me oh my, i like pie. (dug, what movie?)
    keylimeapplepecan, thank you very much. oh yeah, you can put a big blob of ice cream on any of ‘em.

  39. Comment by Mama Maven | 06.12.2008 | 12:54 pm

    Rhubarb, not messing it up with any strawberries or anything else. Just plain rhubarb.

  40. Comment by Thom | 06.12.2008 | 12:55 pm

    Why, the best pie is Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise, of course!

  41. Comment by Marrock | 06.12.2008 | 12:55 pm


    Free pie is always the best.

  42. Comment by Blue | 06.12.2008 | 1:06 pm

    Another Vote for Pecan (However, I make them with walnuts harvested from the trees in my own yard) I’d have to give 2nd place to buttermilk pie (seriously a delight if you’ve never had the pleasure). And third to a true Coconut Cream (none of this Jello Pudding wanabe a gourmet pie look a like stuff, blah!).

  43. Comment by Richard | 06.12.2008 | 1:06 pm

    I don’t care what kind of pie…just make it HOMEMADE.

  44. Comment by paula | 06.12.2008 | 1:07 pm

    If you happen to be in eastern CT, Stott Bros. has “Free Pie Fridays.”

    Free pie is ALWAYS the best.

  45. Comment by 331miles | 06.12.2008 | 1:12 pm

    Lemon merengue pie. Yum.

  46. Comment by MonsieurM | 06.12.2008 | 1:13 pm

    Maybe not my favorite, but since no one here mentionned it (yet): Sugar pie. Not the bland generic one, but the one from the old family recipe…

    Great, I’m hungry now…

  47. Comment by Tez | 06.12.2008 | 1:19 pm

    Just out out of the oven Dutch Apple with all the sweet crumblees on top of it then a scoop of vanilla ice cream that slowly melts over the warm apples. YUM-O!

  48. Comment by Dave | 06.12.2008 | 1:26 pm

    My Mom’s banana cream pie is the best pie ever. It’s all homemade. No pre-packaged pudding here. As a teenager my Mom would ask what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday and I would always respond with banana creme pie. She would roll here eyes and I’d get my pie. Now I do the same thing to my wife, she rolls her eyes and makes me pie for my birthday, my Mom’s recipe of course.


  49. Comment by MAJ Mike | 06.12.2008 | 1:36 pm

    EXACTLY what Tez said.

  50. Comment by Nancy | 06.12.2008 | 1:50 pm

    No pie vote but apropos of your recent article on the joys of eating insect, I was this article in a recent issue of Time Magazine. Bon Appetit!


  51. Comment by Ka_Jun | 06.12.2008 | 1:55 pm

    Oh man, I forgot Shoo Fly pie. Yum…

  52. Comment by joe | 06.12.2008 | 2:00 pm

    Even though it’s not “Real” pie, chocolate Boston Cream pie is the best. It’s of course a modified recipe of Boston Cream pie, but man, with chocolate you can’t go wrong.

    And I shall now steal fattys thunder! Regardless of what he (the not so fat one) has planned for his Tri, we are holding a gathering here in our home state of PA, right here in Harrisburg, and we are doing our own Tri, in support of fatty and Susan. We are going to start by taking pictures or REAL fat guys in cycling clothes, just to make this clear, Fatty, you are not much in the way of fatties, The three of us combined tip the scales at over 800lbs, I will not divulge the weights of others in the group but I will say that I am 238 lbs as of this morning. (Now keep in mind, before I found the wonderful sport of bicycling, I was 290+, so I’m in MUCH better shape, but that shape still errs on the side of round).

    We will proudly be pedaling three laps around the Capital Area Greenbelt, the first trip on MTN bikes, the second on Roadies, and the third also on roadies, but going the reverse of the way we usually go. I know that I will be doing all three trips, barring injury (my knee has been a bit odd the last few days) and I think one other will be doing all three laps, we are still discussing how much the third of our group will be doing. And my Lovely wife, who I do not consider the least bit fat, will be joining us for at least one of the trips around.

    All kidding aside, we’d all love to be close enough to be able to partake of your event, but since we are not, we’ll provide fun and merryment from here, and I’ll make sure to send you pictures and ride reports to share if you like.

    Good luck with updating your site from your home pc!


  53. Comment by rexinsea | 06.12.2008 | 2:04 pm

    Strawberry-rhubarb pie. It’s not even a contest (at least for me.)

  54. Comment by mamafitz | 06.12.2008 | 2:12 pm

    Seriously?!?!?! No one said Shoo-fly Pie???

    You people just don’t know what you’re missing. :)

    BTW Fatty – good job on the lengthy iPhone post…I tend to keep my typing limited on mine.

    Win Susan!


  55. Comment by LidsB2 | 06.12.2008 | 2:27 pm

    My favorite is a good peach cobbler. But it has to be made in a dutch oven, well clear of any sign of civilization. It just tastes best that way.

    The other option is a rasberry pie. I love the way the little seeds get stuck between my teeth. It entertains me for hours trying work them out — no toothpicks or floss allowed.

    Sadly I’ll be missing the Triathalon. I’m settling for a MTB race at Ponca in NE Nebraska. I’ll be sporting the FC jersey, of course. Hopefully the triathalon will be an annual event so I can make it next year.

    Win Susan!

  56. Comment by hp | 06.12.2008 | 2:29 pm

    ~~~~lemon meringue~~~~
    Grandma makes it best!

  57. Comment by Jay Peitzer | 06.12.2008 | 2:34 pm

    Me oh my
    Nothing tastes sweet, wet, salty and dry
    all at once o well it’s pie
    an’ wet bottom.
    Come to your place everyday if you’ve got em’
    Me o my
    I love pie

    From the movie Michael

    All i could think of …..LOL

  58. Comment by dkirkavitch | 06.12.2008 | 2:37 pm

    My entry from the Pacific Northwest would have to be freshly picked huckle berries for what else, huckleberry pie, ala mode of course.

    Win Susan!

  59. Comment by George | 06.12.2008 | 2:39 pm

    The heck with pie – it’s Strawberry Short Cake Time.

  60. Comment by the greg | 06.12.2008 | 2:40 pm

    i can’t believe no one said knotyer pie. that’s the one i get, that no one else can have. i know, “sharing is fun”, but sometimes nothing satisfies like good old fashioned selfishness.

  61. Comment by Eufemiano Fuentes | 06.12.2008 | 2:41 pm

    Coconut Creme’ FTW!

  62. Comment by Orbea Girl | 06.12.2008 | 2:44 pm

    While we’re on the subject of food. Fatty I made a lot of cakes, including your chocolate oat cake, for my cycling club’s recent after race refreshments and everyone (ie anyone who managed to get their hands on a small piece) loved it. I confess that I did make a couple of adjustments to the recipe. I used 1lb of 70% chocolate (is that the same as semi-sweet?) drops rather than milk ones and added two teaspoons of coffee espresso powder to enhance the chocolate flavour.

    A lemon tart (rather than a pie) gets my vote.

  63. Comment by Heather | 06.12.2008 | 2:47 pm

    BANANA CREAM pie ROCKS every other pie!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Comment by fro | 06.12.2008 | 2:48 pm

    1) strawberry-rhubarb. 2) blueberry. 3) saskatoon berry. (in memory of my mom) 4) apple. 5) lemon meringue. done. over. oh wait …. must be home made. in a kitchen. with real food. oooops. one last one. “mmmmm, floor pie”, as homer so eloquently put it. win suzy!!!!! oh shit, wait, got our jerseys! her small is perfect…my xl is tightish. guess pie isn’t what i should be thinking of….

  65. Comment by Kathy | 06.12.2008 | 2:49 pm

    Wick’s Sugar Cream Pie. When I was a kid we used to buy one at the store, take it home and eat it frozen. I used to think you were supposed to eat them that way, then I realized my Dad just didn’t have the patience to wait for it to bake. (But it is definitely better warm, yum!)

  66. Comment by Flyin' Ute | 06.12.2008 | 2:52 pm

    No debate about it. Banana Cream with Real whipping cream.

  67. Comment by Emily | 06.12.2008 | 3:20 pm

    The sour cream blueberry pie from Frontier Pies in Bozeman is the best non-homemade pie. And yes, I have been thinking about pie pretty much nonstop since I left my earlier comment.

  68. Comment by heather | 06.12.2008 | 3:21 pm

    Y’all are missing out…come south and have some CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE and you may never be the same!

  69. Comment by Mocougfan | 06.12.2008 | 3:24 pm

    Banana Cream Pie. Hands down. Tho I’d take most any kind right now.

  70. Comment by Barbara | 06.12.2008 | 3:26 pm

    I make the BEST sour (aka tart) cherry pie anywhere! Crumbs (butter, sugar, flour) instead of a top crust -so technically this is a tart, not a pie, but whatever you call it, it’s damn good!

    Reading all your posts, though, I realize I love a lot of differnt kinds of pie! Any fruit pie, pumpkin, shoo-fly, lemon merengue, pecan!

    Don’t know if it’s the same thing as sugar pie, but my Pennsylvania Dutch grandmother used to make something called “milk pie” to use up leftover dough when she made pies. She’d make it in a little pie pan in layers – flour, butter, molasses, milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon. As I recall, it tasted like a pecan pie without the pecans.

    Joe, have a great TRI – I used to live in the great burg of Harris! I was into running then, though, not biking.

  71. Comment by judi | 06.12.2008 | 3:37 pm

    Cheesecake. Pie is no fun.

  72. Comment by Amy | 06.12.2008 | 3:57 pm

    Its my stepmom’s homemade apple pie with whipped cream. No contest.

  73. Comment by VA Biker | 06.12.2008 | 4:05 pm

    Okay, my favorite pie is fresh, ripe from the local orchard, peach pie. Slightly warm with small amount of Breyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream on the side. Yum. (Not the overly sweet French Vanilla!)

    All of this discussion of pie made me painfully recall a poem I had to memorize and recite during my “Language Arts” a.k.a. English class in 1977. Turning on the wayback machine to the 7th grade, I give you:

    Dried Apple Pies

    I loathe, abhor, detest, despise,
    Abominate dried-apple pies.
    I like good bread, I like good meat
    Or anything that’s fit to eat;
    But of all poor grub beneath the skies,
    The poorest is dried apple pies.
    Give me the toothache, or sore eyes,
    But don’t give me dried apple pies.
    The farmer takes his gnarliest fruit
    ‘Tis wormy, bitter, and hard, to boot;
    He leaves the hulls to make us cough,
    And don’t take half the peeling off.
    Then on a dirty cord ’tis strung
    And in a garret window hung,
    And there it serves as roost for flies,
    Until it’s made up into pies.
    Tread on my corns, or tell me lies,
    But don’t pass me dried-apple pies.

    - Unknown

  74. Comment by Mary Sue | 06.12.2008 | 4:36 pm

    Best pies are teeny tiny pies!


  75. Comment by Maddy | 06.12.2008 | 4:43 pm

    Tarte au Citron – silky, sweet/sour, perfect.

  76. Comment by mark | 06.12.2008 | 4:47 pm

    Lots of votes for pecan pie, and rightly so. The very best pecan pie in the whole world is this one: http://kitchenaddiction.blogspot.com/2008/04/nearly-perfect-pecan-pie.html

    Elden, with gas at $4.00+ per gallon, we had all but decided not to drive the 380 miles each way to the triathalon. But all this talk of pie has me rethinking that decision. Especially since there will also be brats.

  77. Comment by Lana | 06.12.2008 | 5:03 pm

    What is with all the Pecan Pies? Maybe it is a regional thing, but I’m up in Michigan and I’m not sure I’ve ever even had Pecan Pie…

    My favorite pie is 1) Raspberry and 2) Apple. Mind you the raspberries have to come from my grandparent’s farm and the apples from the orchard down the street from them or my farmer’s market. There is something about the apples up here, but they are fabulous.

    And, as a nod to my childhood, Gooseberry pie and Blueberry pie.

  78. Comment by Asthmagirl | 06.12.2008 | 5:15 pm

    My homemade apple pie with a cruchy top… Sprinkle with toasted pecans as it comes out of the oven, and drizzle (liberally) with caramel.

  79. Comment by KeepYerBag | 06.12.2008 | 5:33 pm

    Pie is the best pie.

    My favorite is my mom’s pecan pie. She goes heavy on the pecans, lean on the sugar and omits the vanilla, so the hearty, nutty taste of the pecans isn’t lost in a sicky-sweet goo.

    The best banana cream pie I had was at a mom-and-pop called the Mad Greek in Yuma, AZ. After a long hard day of work outside in the dust and sweltering Yuma sun, that silky smooth pie with its rich whipped cream topping was like a little slice of heaven.

    The worst pies IMHO are anything from Village Inn. One might as well dump a box of sugar and a jar of corn syrup in a pie crust, bake for 20 minutes and enjoy. No flavor at all, just a sugary mess. I can’t even taste the chocolate in their chocolate pies.

    Marie Callendars isn’t quite so bad, but even a mediocre homemade tastes better than most franchise pies.

  80. Comment by Barb | 06.12.2008 | 5:36 pm

    MY homemade pumpkin pie is made with Grand Marnier and is super good, if I do say so myself.

  81. Comment by LindaLoo | 06.12.2008 | 5:54 pm

    My Grandma Love made the best Grape pie… sigh, I miss her.

  82. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 06.12.2008 | 5:58 pm

    There is no debate:
    1) pecan
    2) banana cream
    3) pumpkin

    Feel free to rearrange the order.

    I hope my computer didn’t crash your computer via the external hard drive I got from you.

  83. Comment by JET(not a nickname) | 06.12.2008 | 6:04 pm

    Pecan pie=bad. Pumpkin or Banana Cream Pie=good.

  84. Comment by Lisa | 06.12.2008 | 6:14 pm

    Wow, after reading all these comments only 1 vote for peach AND that was a cobbler.

    So I say my Dad’s homemade peach pie and his homemade pumpkin (cooked, cranked, drained and slaved over the pumpkin himself) are tied for number 1 in my heart and stomach.

    Way to go on that posting with the thumbs, Fatty. “Who’s got opposable thumbs, huh? Anyone?” Guess which movie.

    Win Susan!!!

  85. Comment by DougG | 06.12.2008 | 6:15 pm


  86. Comment by Yukirin Boy | 06.12.2008 | 6:20 pm

    mmmm rhubarb pie, and custard

    Careful, just thinking about a computer failure might cause it !

  87. Comment by TimK now New Jersey flavored | 06.12.2008 | 6:33 pm

    PIZZA PIE! Like the one that hit’s your eye like a moray.

  88. Comment by graisseux | 06.12.2008 | 6:35 pm

    A tree in that picture makes you look like you’re either part elf or part devil. Considering the birthday information you presented in a previous post, it’s probably the latter.

    pumpkin, key lime, lemon meringue, pecan–anything with a crust and some sort of filling really

  89. Comment by BellaCroix | 06.12.2008 | 6:51 pm

    Cheesecake, it’s gotta be a pie regardless of the name and it’s the best pie ever. As a Christian I regualarly talk to God and even He said the Chorus of angels are all about cheesecake.

    Oh, not with any stupid additions. No cherries, no strawberries, no chocolate swirl, no espresso bean blend… whatever.

    Virgin cheesecake… Yummy!

  90. Comment by Rokrider | 06.12.2008 | 6:57 pm


  91. Comment by GEZ | 06.12.2008 | 7:20 pm

    Sweet potato pie! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm(win susan

  92. Comment by Aunt B | 06.12.2008 | 7:29 pm

    Once in a very long while, you have that day when the planets all align and the climbing Gods are smiling down on you. The downhill feels as comfortable as an old pair of shoes. You’re riding out of your realm; out of your own league. You are actually outriding EVERYONE you are with.

    Your the one serving up the HUMBLE PIE.

    You know you all love it. Its the best by far.

    OK it’s never really happened to me. I’m just saying….it could happen!

  93. Comment by SatelliteRider | 06.12.2008 | 7:38 pm

    Today, when I realized that electrolyte supplements in your water basically turn it into chalk, I started fantasizing about Key Lime Pie. Key Lime is not only the best pie, it almost is the best dessert in the entire world (yellow cake with chocolate icing just barely beats it out)

  94. Comment by kellene | 06.12.2008 | 7:39 pm

    Homemade key lime pie or my secret recipie for sour cream\cheesecake! Hands down the best ever! I’ll make one and leave it at Fatty’s next week while I am visiting with the family.

  95. Comment by roadrash | 06.12.2008 | 8:32 pm

    its all about the huckleberries

    Win Susan!

  96. Comment by Philthy in Oz | 06.12.2008 | 8:38 pm

    Meat Pie and Sauce – not a slice of meat pie but the small kind you can hold in your hand and dribble meat down your front when you bite it.
    Pie and Sauce. The national food of Ostraya – yum

  97. Comment by Sean | 06.12.2008 | 8:44 pm

    I’m with judi, cheesecake. Everybody knows that cheesecake is actually a pie. If it has a diameter to height ratio of 3.14:1 or greater it’s a pie, everybody knows that.

  98. Comment by Jenni | 06.12.2008 | 9:19 pm

    1) My grandma’s banana cream pie
    2) Any pie at the Norske Nook in Osseo, WI

    I will be riding the Horribly Hilly Hundreds on Saturday in honor of Susan. Helps me keep my perspective regarding what is HARD and what is slightly uncomfortable.

    And then I think I will have pie.

  99. Comment by Kristin | 06.12.2008 | 9:21 pm

    You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted Derby Pie in KY. Yum, Yum!

  100. Comment by Born4Lycra | 06.12.2008 | 10:39 pm

    I realise this is cultural but down here down under a pie has meat in it all the non meat pies are actually puddings, desserts or tarts. So it’s got to be a Vili’s Beef and mushroom pie with sauce or a South Oz traditional pie floater. A meat pie served on a plate smothered with mushy peas and a splodge (technical term) of tomato sauce. To be honest this is usually consumed after downing a serious number of Cooper’s Pale Ales on a night out with the lads. Bliss.

  101. Comment by Di | 06.12.2008 | 10:47 pm

    I like apple pie . . . you know, the kind with the streusel topping. :-D YUM! Dang. I might have to go buy some pie.

  102. Comment by Debamundo | 06.12.2008 | 11:17 pm

    Grandma’s apple. Not an original answer, but true.

  103. Comment by Pinkbike | 06.13.2008 | 3:29 am

    My mom’s pecan tarts, a family Christmas tradition.
    My mom’s apple pie with tons of cinnamon.
    My mom’s buttermilk pie.
    My Aunt Jensie’s coconut cream pie.
    Key lime, but only while in the Keys.

    and Tom says any pie’ll do (no songbirds, thank you)

  104. Comment by Wine Dog | 06.13.2008 | 6:03 am

    The best is Duarte’s Ollieberry pie. I thought it was a load of crap, but then I had one. The. Best. Pie. In. The. World. Period.


  105. Comment by VA Biker | 06.13.2008 | 7:03 am

    I always thought I wanted to visit Australia for the scenery and the beer. After reading comments here and in other posts, I’ll have to include the food as a “why go” reason for certain. Thanks for the descriptions, Born4Lycra. As Simpson-esque drooling takes place….

  106. Comment by Caloi Rider | 06.13.2008 | 8:43 am

    Chocolate or banana cream pie. No competition there.

  107. Comment by kristen | 06.13.2008 | 8:47 am

    Blueberry. Blueberry, blueberry pie with fresh blueberries, a double crust, a lot of lemon zest, and nutmeg. Good golly.

  108. Comment by SpikeBlue | 06.13.2008 | 8:52 am

    Peanut butter pie – the type you freeze, then put a little chocolate syrup on. Nothing better in the summer!

    Joe – if the Harrisburg, PA event becomes an annual event, post again. I would commute down from Danville, PA for that!

  109. Comment by Jerry | 06.13.2008 | 9:27 am

    Having grown up in the northwes I’m very partial to Apple. While in the military I spent a lot of time in Texas and developed a real fondness for Pecan. But in the end I only like two kinds of pie. Those would be hot (with a scoop of ice cream) and cold.

  110. Comment by Rocky | 06.14.2008 | 11:29 pm

    With the loathsome exception of minced meat, there is no bad pie. The very concept of pie is at worst, good. Key lime, apple, any berry, peach, cherry, pumpkin, the creams – coconut, pistachio, banana, chocolate, butterscotch, Boston cream – pecan, lemon, rhubarb, flan (not really pie, but hey…), yummy pie. A dollop of whipped cream or of ice cream with any is better still. Oh, try this: the best cake in the world with a dollop of mocha flavored ice cream on the side.


  111. Comment by Scott | 06.15.2008 | 10:09 am

    While Warrant would probably choose Cherry Pie, I don’t think I can pick just one. As long as it’s pie, I’m happy.

  112. Comment by Clydesteve | 06.16.2008 | 11:27 am

    Raspberry Cream Cheese Pie. EOS.

  113. Comment by Dobovedo | 06.17.2008 | 1:00 pm

    late comment, but the winner was the very first… Key Lime Pie. Just had some of my wife’s awesome recipe last weekend.

    Now I want more…

  114. Comment by Granny | 06.17.2008 | 2:21 pm

    Go pinkbike…..nothing is better than ‘buttermilk pie’!
    Preceed that with Texas Bar-B-Que, and you have a meal fit for a king or queen….!
    Why that’ll make you want to ride that bike up that mountain and down again!

  115. Comment by Erik | 06.17.2008 | 8:50 pm

    Without a doubt: Rhubarb


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