SMNTY Classics: The Anthropology of Pie


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.