HISTORY

Howdy pie fans!

So, what is the Pie of the Month Club? Well it all started back in Chicago one sweltering hot summer (maybe 1993? Who can remember?). It was way too hot to go back to my apartment after work, so I’d go hide out in the freezing cold air-conditioning of the Harold Washington Public Library every night until they kicked me back out into the heat…



And so I’d sit and read cookbooks.

And I started to find all kinds of crazy old historical-type pie recipes.

And I had friends scattered all over the planet that I wanted to keep in touch with but never found time to write.

And I had a roommate that worked at Copy-Max...

So… I started sending all my friends a monthly postcard with a cool pie recipe with some history and art.

I kept it up for a year and then kinda petered out… but when the pie cards stopped coming, the club members threw a fit! They demanded more pies.

The second year (which really lasted 2 years or more) I asked some friends to be guest artists. So each month a different artist or historian would contribute the pie and/or art for the post cards.

The potmc had been sporadic at best for the next 10 years, but in 2002 I found myself again needing to keep in touch with my friends all over the place, with no time to write them all, and a craving for pie.


So… that’s pretty much it.

Check out the Archives page for all the images and recipes from the pie of the month club over the years.


P.S. welcome to the club – sue anne