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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wedding Pie?

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, my mind is on food. Imagine that! When thinking of wedding food, we usually think of cake first, right? But did you know that wedding pie actually preceded the cake in weddings?

As best we can tell, the Bride’s Pie first appeared in the middle of the 17th century and was popular well into the 19th century when cakes took over. The bride’s pie was filled with sweet breads (a nice name for animal organs-yuck), mince meat, or may have simply been a mutton pie. A wonderfully fun "ingredient" was a glass ring hidden inside the filling. Tradition claimed that the woman who found the ring would be the next to wed. I guess the hidden ring was a lot like tossing the garter. One can only hope the lady who found the ring didn’t bite down too hard. Ouch!

By the late 19th century, pie had fallen out of favor and was replaced by the cake. But guess what I discovered over at Food Network? Wedding pies are gaining popularity with some brides and grooms. Take a look and see what you think. If this doesn't make you hungry and ready for tomorrow's big, big dinner, nothing will!


Sorry, I had hoped to post the video here but the best I can do is provide the link. Go and check it out and let me know what you think about 'Wedding Pie'.


Blogger Brandy said...

Um, no 'organ/meat' pie for me thanks. Now chocolate mousse and I'm there! *G*

November 26, 2008 at 7:11 PM  

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