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October 6, 2005

The Zen of Pie


Craig Wilson's column in yesterday's USA Today was as fervent an avowal of eternal love as I've read in a long, long time.

The headline was, "If baking pie is Zen, then eating it is nirvana."

It was addressed to one Anne Dimock, an artist and writer in Afton, Minnesota, whose new book, "Humble Pie: Musings on What Lies Beneath the Crust," is not only possessed of a wonderful title but has filling — er, content — that made Wilson swoon with delight.

Wilson is a unabashed pie–lover and he apparently found consummation in this book.

Dimock has been called by none other than Garrison Keillor "the Proust of pie."

Wrote Wilson, "I have never met Anne Dimock, but I am in love with her."

Noting Dimock's edict that strawberries and rhubarb do not belong in the same pie, Wilson enthused, "I have found my soul mate. The search is over."

His final paragraph read, "I'm not going to beg. Marry me, Anne Dimock. I have pie tins."

The book retails for $12.95; amazon sells it for $10.36.

But wait — there's more.

At 1 p.m. (ET) today Wilson's going to be live online discussing pie, his newfound love object, and things related.

So here's yet another pleasant way to goof off on company time.

Hey — keeping you sane is Job #1 here.

Wait a minute: I don't work at Ford.

Do I?

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If you have the choice of going to regular heaven or pie heaven....go to pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if not, you'll be in pie heaven :)

Posted by: Lauren | Oct 10, 2005 9:55:13 PM

In case anyone is chewing their nails over this, I still have a thing about pie. As, I trust, does our gentle host Joe.

But I'm the one with the...

What, nobody was wondering about this?

I didn't think so.

Posted by: gobsmacker | Oct 6, 2005 5:46:28 PM

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