2nd Annual Pi Day Pie Bakeoff!

March 14 is fast approaching...3/14/10. Personally, I can't wait till 3/14/15, just so we can get a couple more digits in the mix. That will be the Pi Day of the century.

In the meantime, ScienceBlog Overlord Erin Johnson has thrown down the potholder, challenging all our bloggers to concoct the most delicious-sounding and radiant pie in celebration of this irrational day. See last year's best entries and brush up on the new rules—only 10 days remain!


More like this

Time to preheat your ovens...the second annual Pi Day Pie Bakeoff wants your best creations to celebrate March 14. This year food mecca Serious Eats is our co-sponsor, meaning the prizes have gotten bigger and badder. The Grand Prize winner will receive $314 in warm, flaky cash—irrational change…
So here we have pi squared, which an engineer would call "10." -Frank King It's Pi Day today in the United States: March 14th, or as we write it, 3/14. (Don't know how you do it in Europe, where there is no 31st of April.) So, let's start things off with a song for the day: Cab Calloway's "…
As the deadline for the 2010 Pi Day Pie Bake-Off approaches, the entries are stacking up. In addition to the pies we've already posted here on Page 3.14, three of our own ScienceBloggers have thrown their hats in the ring. It's a good thing we don't actually have the pies here at ScienceBlogs…
I'm not going to be beating PZ Myers any time soon on readership, Dr. Isis in hot shoes or Comrade Physioprof in elegantly phrased obscenity, but I think I've found something that this blog can kick fellow-science blogger patootie at - the baking of awesome pies. After all, how many of those…

Since there's no space to comment on the announcement page, I'll use this space to make a request for a modest change in the rules. I think that there should be two separate awards and voting categories -- one for "savory" appetizer or main dish pies, and one for traditional dessert pies. Last year there were several very good savory pie recipes, but I don't think they stood a chance against the desserts.

You might be interested that I have a brand new book coming out during the week of 3/14/10 titled, "The Approximate Value of Pi: A Coffee Table Madddness Book."

It's also 25% Off -- making it only $7.91 -- during the introductory period... details at:


By Ed Creager (not verified) on 12 Mar 2010 #permalink