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The Anthropology of Pie


Believe it or not, pie is one of the oldest foods in human civilization. © Envision/Corbis
Believe it or not, pie is one of the oldest foods in human civilization. © Envision/Corbis

Pie is an ancient food that began as a utilitarian and often inedible necessity and evolved over centuries into its current role as a sweet treat and dessert nemesis of cake. Cristen and Caroline get in the holiday cooking spirit by examining the anthropology of pie as well as its many gendered layers.

Topics in this Podcast: desserts, cooking, Food, anthropology