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Celebrate Pi Day with pi(e) porn

March 14, 2013|By Jenn Harris

Celebrations will happen around the world Thursday to celebrate Pi Day. No, we're not talking about the beloved dessert. It's a day devoted to the number 3.14..., but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate some pie porn to celebrate. 

Maybe this recipe for a classic apple pie will help you appreciate the mathematical constant. Or the recipe for Momofuku's crack pie will breed a deeper understanding of the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

You could also bake a pear and blueberry pie in honor of Albert Einstein's birthday, which also happens to fall on Pi Day. Or maybe this  recipe for curried lamb hand pies will get you in the mood for math.

And in case you're wondering, it's completely natural to want to eat pie on Pi day. Even the students at Cal Tech in Pasadena are doing it. The Pasadena Sun reported that the students "dug into 130 pies laid out for them outside student housing. There were 26 each of five different pies. Follow that? So on 3/14 at 1:59 a.m. there were 26 each of five kinds of pie. None is by chance. The first digits of Pi are 3.14159265."

Who are we kidding? It's just another excuse to eat pie. As if we needed one.

Check out our 34 pictures of pie porn plus recipes above and have a happy Pi Day!

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