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Whether citrusy, nutty, chocolaty, or very berry, they all have a story to tell. Take a culinary ride across the country, slice by slice. By Pascale Le Draoulec O Pies, Coast to Coast

CHERRY PIE We can thank Michigan for this tangy dessert: The state grows 75 percent of the nation’s tart cherries. Traverse City, which holds an annual National Cherry Festival, is billed as the cherry capital of the world. The average tree yields 7,000 cherries per year, enough for 28 pies.

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PUMPKIN PIE Since its debut in the mid-1600s, pumpkin has become the second most popular pie filling in America (after apple), owing to its place on the Thanksgiving table. Illinois is the largest pumpkin producer— and processor.

PECAN PIE Though this pie is popular in such states as Alabama and Georgia, the Oklahoma Panhandle is so nuts about it that it’s been named the dessert in the “official state meal” (topping off the chicken fried steak, grits, and corn bread).

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT PIE Farmers in the Northwest found that the hearty hazelnut mixed well with other ingredients, like chocolate or maple. Oregon grows 99 percent of commercial hazelnuts in the U.S.; it’s the state nut.

KEY LIME PIE Key limes may no longer be the, uh, key to this treat, but condensed milk remains so. Because the Florida Keys had no refrigeration until the Overseas Highway opened in 1938, bakers had to use canned milk, which became an essential element of Florida’s state pie.

MACADAMIA NUT PIE This confection is “practically a religion” in Hawaii, says Michael Stern of Mac pies have been around for more than 100 years and have a slew of variations. (Layering shredded coconut in the pie crust is one twist.)

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butch cassidy was known for his daring bank heists, but as a kid, he was collared for stealing a pair of jeans and a slice of pie. He was acquitted, of course. What American jury could convict someone for stealing pie? We have loved pie longer than we have loved baseball. Even before we had a flag, we had pie. And though Americans would like to take credit for this touchstone dessert, especially around Thanksgiving, the truth is that pie existed long before the first Pilgrim set a buckled shoe on Plymouth Rock. Friends, Romans, Pie Makers … Every culture has made its mark on pie. As far back as 1300 b.c., Egyptian bakers were experimenting with a primitive pie dough. The Greeks were the first to mix flour and water into a thick paste that could wrap (and preserve)



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meat—early Tupperware, as it were. Wealthy Romans packed their pies with oysters and other mollusks, and even bloodsucking lampreys. The first “published” recipe came from the Roman Cato the Censor, for a goat cheese and honey pie. As the Roman Empire spread north through Europe, so, too, did pie’s reach and popularity. More often than not, early pies were filled with meat. In the medieval royal courts of England and France, where banquets were run like circuses, royal chefs would place live animals into gargantuan pies to “wow” jaded guests. According to the American Pie Council, fruit pies or tarts (“pasties”) were probably first cooked up in the 1500s, when English pastries brimmed with pears, quinces, and apples. English lore credits Queen Elizabeth I with making the first cherry pie. Pie shells


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MISSISSIPPI MUD PIE It’s believed this one came about after World War II because it was made from ingredients— chocolate, butter, sugar, and other pantry staples—available at most local groceries. And that name? The chocolate crust reminded some of the muddy banks of the mighty Mississippi.

DERBY-PIE This chocolateand-walnut treat is traditionally eaten around the time of the Kentucky Derby. It was concocted about 50 years ago by the manager of a Kentucky inn (its name has since been trademarked).

OLALLIEBERRY PIE The “olallie” (a youngberry-loganberry cross) was developed at Oregon State University in 1949; not long after, it was put in a pie. This red, knobby fruit, grown on the California coast, delivers a not-too-tart, not-too-sweet flavor.

SWEET POTATO PIE In 1936, George Washington Carver tried to trace the origin of the sweet potato but failed to find an answer. But he did list all known uses of the crop, including his own pie recipes. North Carolina is the largest U.S. sweet potato producer.

APPLE PIE Pre-Revolutionary versions featured unsweetened fruit in an inedible crust. Now, America’s favorite (and Vermont’s state) pie is made from hundreds of apple varieties. The best ones for bakers are the Mutsu, Braeburn, Honey Crisp, and (perhaps tops) Northern Spy.

HOOSIER PIE An early mention of this sugar cream pie dates from 1816, the year Indiana gained statehood. It’s also known as “desperation pie,” since it can be baked with ingredients found on any farm.

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Pilgrims’ Progress When the Pilgrims landed, they made use of the exotic ingredients they discovered around them. Since the sweet apples and other fruit found in England had not yet made it across the Atlantic, settlers turned to their Native American neighbors, who recommended a few tasty berries, among other suggestions. Resourceful colonial women heeded their advice. They added cranberries, eggs, and molasses to the belly-filling pies they served with every meal. When they ran out of fresh fruit, they substituted dried fruit. By the time of the Revolutionary War, cooks were using butter, sugar, and spices in their pastries, forever changing the dessert landscape in America. As sugar production grew, so did the popularity of sweet treats like lemon meringue pie. Fast Food on the Frontier As settlers headed west, they (like the early colonists) had to make do with the available resources. And so their pies were filled with local crops like huckleberries and pecans, or in the case of biscuit dough “pie”—the fast food of the wagon trail—possum and prairie oysters (i.e., bison testicles). The flood of immigrant families settling on the Great Plains after the land rush quickly learned to make American “prairie pies”—the original hyper-local pies, bulging with rhubarb, mulberries, and peaches. When fruit was scarce, the settlers turned to “vinegar pie”—a mix of vinegar, butter, sugar, eggs, and water. Down south, sweet potato pie was inspired, it is said, by the nourishing African yams that were brought along to feed the slaves on cargo ships bound for the New World. The pie safe—a wooden cabinet with punched tin door panels to keep air in and insects out—became the Weber Grill of its day, a fixture on back porches across the country. As American as ... By the turn of the 20th century, pie had become the undisputed symbol of American plenty and national pride. Women were judged by the quality of their pie crust. Every county fair had a pie


SALES brings the sport of “pie-


ing” to TV on his local Cleveland show Soup’s On. Sales later claims that over his career, he or his guests were hit by more than 20,000 pies.



polite as pie to them,” Tom Sawyer says to Ben Rogers in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

ABC’s creepy fictional town of Twin Peaks, known for its awesome … well, you know. “… That cherry pie is worth a stop,” he declares.

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reflection on the loss of innocence in the volatile ’60s, reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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the musical Oklahoma! In one number, Curly asks Laurey, “Why do you take the trouble to bake my fav’rite pie?”


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contest. And every country store sold “homemade” pie. A Vermont housewife, itemizing her baking for the year 1877, counted 421 pies. In Pennsylvania Dutch country, where farmers ate pie three times a day, a young man would often present an elaborately carved rolling pin as an engagement gift to his future wife. Regarding a University of Indianapolis debate over which greater served mankind, pie or ice cream, a 1902 New York Times editorial wrote: “Pie is the American synonym of prosperity, and its varying contents the calendar of the changing seasons. Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie-eating people can ever be permanently vanquished. It is a significant historical fact that England’s glory was greatest in the days when her gallant sons ate pie.” It’s unclear who coined the expression “as American as apple pie.” But the phrase has undoubtedly been with us awhile. Some say it was growers trying to push apple consumption during Prohibition, when hard cider was banned. One of the earliest recorded instances is attributed to an opera singer in Chicago, one Alice Gentle, who in 1921 solicited money from


were called “coffyns” because they were considered baking vessels or “boxes,” and pies were still all about the filling. Even aboard the Mayflower, one of the dishes of choice was a baked meat “pie at sea.”




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Perfect Crust (From a Box!) Postwar, the pie landscape changed again, and dramatically, with the introduction of Pillsbury Pie Crust Mix. As American families moved into the suburbs and embraced the era of convenience in the kitchen, food companies joined the party, coming up with taglines like “For Quicker, Better Pies” and “You and Ann Pillsbury Can Make a Great Team.” Advertisers continued to capitalize on apple pie’s patriotic aura in the ’70s when the jingle “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet” hit the airwaves. By then, supermarket freezers were filled with frozen crusts. With hectic work schedules and continued on page 15


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ARICEPT PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT ARICEPT® (Air-eh-sept) (donepezil hydrochloride) tablets • Tablets: 5 mg, 10 mg, and 23 mg ARICEPT® ODT (Air-eh-sept oh-dee-tee) (donepezil hydrochloride) orally disintegrating tablets • ODT Tablets: 5 mg and 10 mg Read the Patient Information that comes with ARICEPT before the patient starts taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with the doctor about Alzheimer’s disease or treatment for it. If you have questions, ask the doctor or pharmacist. What is ARICEPT? ARICEPT comes as ARICEPT film-coated tablets in dosage strengths of 5 mg, 10 mg, and 23 mg, and as ARICEPT Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT; 5 mg and 10 mg). Except where indicated, all the information about ARICEPT in this leaflet also applies to ARICEPT ODT. ARICEPT is a prescription medicine to treat mild, moderate and severe Alzheimer’s disease. ARICEPT can help with mental function and with doing daily tasks. ARICEPT does not work the same in all people. Some people may: • Seem much better • Get better in small ways or stay the same • Get worse over time but slower than expected • Not change and then get worse as expected ARICEPT does not cure Alzheimer’s disease. All patients with Alzheimer’s disease get worse over time, even if they take ARICEPT. ARICEPT has not been approved as a treatment for any medical condition in children. Who should not take ARICEPT? The patient should not take ARICEPT if allergic to any of the ingredients in ARICEPT or to medicines that contain piperidines. Ask the patient’s doctor if you are not sure. See the end of this leaflet for a list of ingredients in ARICEPT. What should I tell the doctor before the patient takes ARICEPT? Tell the doctor about all the patient’s present or past health problems. Include: • Any heart problems including • Present pregnancy or plans to problems with irregular, slow, become pregnant. It is not known or fast heartbeats if ARICEPT can harm an unborn • Asthma or lung problems baby. • A seizure • Present breast-feeding. It is not • Stomach ulcers known if ARICEPT passes into • Difficulty passing urine breast milk. ARICEPT is not for • Liver or kidney problems women who are breast-feeding. • Trouble swallowing tablets Tell the doctor about all the medicines the patient takes, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. ARICEPT and other medicines may affect each other. Be particularly sure to tell the doctor if the patient takes aspirin or medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). There are many NSAID medicines, both prescription and non-prescription. Ask the doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if any of the patient’s medicines are NSAIDs. Taking NSAIDs and ARICEPT together may make the patient more likely to get stomach ulcers. ARICEPT taken with certain medicines used for anesthesia may cause side effects. Tell the responsible doctor or dentist that the patient takes ARICEPT before the patient has: • surgery • medical procedures • dental surgery or procedures. Know the medicines that the patient takes. Keep a list of all the patient’s medicines. Show it to the doctor or pharmacist before the patient starts a new medicine. How should the patient take ARICEPT? • Give ARICEPT exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop ARICEPT or change the dose yourself. Talk with the doctor first. • Give ARICEPT one time each day. ARICEPT can be taken with or without food. • ARICEPT 23 mg tablets should be swallowed whole without the tablets being split, crushed or chewed.

• ARICEPT ODT melts on the tongue. The patient should drink some water after the tablet melts. • If you miss giving the patient a dose of ARICEPT, just wait. Give only the next dose at the usual time. Do not give 2 doses at the same time. • If ARICEPT is missed for 7 days or more, talk with the doctor before starting again. • If the patient takes too much ARICEPT at one time, call the doctor or poison control center, or go to the emergency room right away. What are the possible side effects of ARICEPT? ARICEPT may cause the following serious side effects: • slow heartbeat and fainting. This happens more often in people with heart problems. Call the doctor right away if the patient faints while taking ARICEPT. • more stomach acid. This raises the chance of ulcers and bleeding, especially when taking ARICEPT 23 mg. The risk is higher for patients who had ulcers, or take aspirin or other NSAIDs. • worsening of lung problems in people with asthma or other lung disease. • seizures. • difficulty passing urine. Call the doctor right away if the patient has: • fainting. • bowel movements or stools that look like black tar. • heartburn or stomach pain that is • new or worse asthma or breathing new or won’t go away. • nausea or vomiting, blood in the problems. • seizures. vomit, dark vomit that looks like coffee grounds. • difficulty passing urine. The most common side effects of ARICEPT are: • nausea • muscle cramps • diarrhea • feeling tired • not sleeping well • not wanting to eat • vomiting These side effects may get better after the patient takes ARICEPT for a while. This is not a complete list of side effects with ARICEPT. For more information, ask the doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. How should ARICEPT be stored ? Store ARICEPT at room temperature between 59° to 86°F (15° to 30°C). Keep ARICEPT and all medicines out of the reach of children. General information about ARICEPT Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in this Patient Information Leaflet. Do not use ARICEPT for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ARICEPT to people other than the patient, even if they have the same symptoms as the patient, as it may harm them. This leaflet summarizes the most important information about ARICEPT. If you would like more information talk with the patient’s doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about ARICEPT that is written for health professionals. For more information, go to, or call 1-800-760-6029. What are the ingredients in ARICEPT? Active ingredient: donepezil hydrochloride Inactive ingredients: • ARICEPT 5 mg and 10 mg film-coated tablets: lactose monohydrate, cornstarch, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, and magnesium stearate. The film coating contains talc, polyethylene glycol, hypromellose, and titanium dioxide. Additionally, the 10 mg tablet contains yellow iron oxide (synthetic) as a coloring agent. • ARICEPT 23 mg film-coated tablets: ethylcellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate and methacrylic acid copolymer, Type C. The reddish color film coating includes ferric oxide, hypromellose 2910, polyethylene glycol 8000, talc and titanium dioxide. • ARICEPT ODT 5 mg and 10 mg tablets: carrageenan, mannitol, colloidal silicon dioxide, and polyvinyl alcohol. The 10 mg tablet contains yellow iron oxide (synthetic) as a coloring agent.

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not enough time in the day, a generation of mothers grew up learning how to make “50-50” pies (frozen crust with homemade filling), a shift that has endured ever since. Today, pie is as iconic as ever, and though there are plenty of shortcuts, baking a homemade pie is still a feat to be proud of. That’s why so many virgin bakers dance around their first pie dough. Pie symbolizes everything we value: ingenuity, resilience, and a mother’s love. Who wants to fail at those?


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We Still Love It And besides, pie makes people happy. Just saying it aloud draws a smile as wide as a barn door. There’s something profoundly familiar about pie. It was there in the beginning and it has stuck with us, evolving and adapting at every step of our nation’s journey. Five years ago, I was asked to run the small farmers’ market in my hometown on the Hudson River, just north of New York City. The first thing I did was organize an apple pie contest. The market committee was skeptical. Would busy people find time to bake pie during soccer season? To our surprise, 27 pies rolled in: lattice pies, cast-iron skillet pies, apple crumb pies. The bakers ranged in age from 4 to 90, and each had written a story to go with their entry, per the contest rules. EASY AS PIE Lori Walsh, a workGet the secret to the perfect pie crust! ing mother of three, Watch the video at took first place. Her classic, rustic apple pie with a tawny top crust both looked and tasted the part. On the back of her butter-stained recipe card she’d scribbled: “After my grandmother died, my sister and I tried to take on her mantle … tried to achieve an apple pie that would bring us back to Grandma and the old family gatherings—people laughing and telling stories and always asking for seconds. …” Pie will always take us home again.

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the household finances. Meg Curtis, of Hillsborough, N.H., knew something was gravely wrong in April 2006 when her 59-year-old husband, Skip, announced that the home they’d lived in for a decade was facing foreclosure. Once meticulous about bookkeeping, he hadn’t paid the bills in months and, confused, threw away the past-due notices that followed.

Could It Be Alzheimer’s? Tennessee coach Pat Summitt’s diagnosis made a lot of folks wonder whether they could have the disease, too. Here’s how to distinguish the typical middle-aged brain from one in the early stages of dementia. By Beth Macy


■ What’s normal: Misplacing your

car keys or having a meeting slip your mind.

Sometimes having trouble summoning the right word. ■ What’s not: Repeatedly losing the thread of a story. Retired air force chaplain Meredith Thomas was known for his brilliant, moving sermons and storytelling. So his daughter Deb Thomas was shocked when she sat in on a service while visiting home and found that “it was full of non sequiturs, as if he’d been reading a book and just skipped 75 pages.” Within a year, the 60-year-old Lincoln, Neb., minister was unable to speak. ■ What’s normal:

■ What’s not:

Failing to remember standing appointments or becoming confused in your field of expertise. Summitt reportedly showed up late to regularly scheduled practices and sometimes drew a blank on what play to call in the heat of a game—things she’d never done before. ■ What’s normal:

Occasionally forgetting to pay a bill on time. ■ What’s not: Losing control of

“Many [youngeronset sufferers] are still in the midst of their careers and might be caring for children and older relatives.” —Monica Moreno, Alzheimer’s Association

Needing help with a computer program or setting the DVR. ■ What’s not: Becoming disoriented in a system you had once mastered. In 2003, colleagues of 51-year-old Deborah Mayhew were concerned when the veteran court clerk uncharacteristically began making scheduling errors. A longtime marathon runner, Mayhew also started getting lost on runs outside the Roanoke, Va., YMCA, where she’d been training for years. Once, she was locked out of her car and called a friend for help—only to discover that the key was where she always kept it when she went running: tied on her shoestring.


When legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt announced in August that she’d been diagnosed with youngeronset Alzheimer’s at age 59, it gave many middle-aged Americans pause. After all, who doesn’t occasionally lose their car keys or forget a dentist’s appointment? And younger-onset is particularly devastating. “Many people with that condition are still in the midst of their careers, and they might be caring for children and older relatives,” says Monica Moreno, director of early-stage initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association. The disease can also take longer to diagnose in midlife because other health issues that can cause similar symptoms (such as thyroid disease, vitamin B-12 deficiency, or depression) must be ruled out first. We all experience “senior moments” as we get older, but experts say there are some important differences between benign memory lapses—momentarily forgetting a person’s name, say—and the first warning signs of Alzheimer’s.

■ What’s normal:

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Your reply to the question about the 25,000-mile band around the earth was so counterintuitive that I thought you had lost your edge. Then I did the math and learned that you were correct. Yet the answer still seems wrong to me. My question: Why do we cling to beliefs even after seeing facts that contradict them? —Steve Morris, Lincoln, Neb.

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Exercise is just as crucial as diet. Here’s where insulin comes in: This hormone helps transport glucose from your blood into your body’s cells, which burn the sugar for energy. When you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, either your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or your cells don’t use it efficiently; as a result, glucose builds up in the blood. When you exercise and lose weight, your body is better able to employ its supply of insulin (or decrease “insulin resistance”), making it easier to control blood sugar levels.

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or vince gill,

being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 offered a challenge more than a segue into retirement. “It made me want to earn it even more,” says the 54year-old singer-songwriter, who recently released his first new album in five years, Guitar Slinger. “Resting on your laurels is pointless. You might as well go jump in the big pine box.” Mary Margaret caught up with Gill in the midst of touring—“a rough stretch,” he says, that will keep him apart from wife Amy Grant for 70 nights. “But we’re both working hard, and we talk two or three times a day.”

it’s right across the street from the YMCA, where I work out with my trainer a few days a week. Then I go and eat and hope I broke even.

What made you start watching your weight?

I came to the realization that you don’t see a lot of really old heavy people. So my goal is to be a skinny old man. I’m down about 25 pounds this year. Do you have a favorite te diet breaker?

I love bad food, and pizza is about as good as it gets. It has to have meat on it; I think pizza with vegetables is kind of an oxymoron.

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I got to take my timee and do most of it barefoot. I just found d this bust of Elvis in storage, and I’m going to put it front and center so he can n oversee the recording process from now on. I really like the guy, but I love the humor of it, too. I’ve also got a velvet painting of Elvis hanging in the garage. Your oldest child, Jenny, got married last year. What advice did you give her?

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What makes you angry?

I really fire on somebody if they treat my friends wrong. I can have a pretty short fuse. But I’m hardest on myself—if I don’t get to the level [I’m capable of ].

Vince Gill

Are you still playing a lot of golf?

T country star riffs on golf, Elvis, The and the joys of breakfast You and Amy have been married more than 11 years. How do you keep your love story going?

The bottom line is that we’re still absolutely nuts about each other. We were from the first time we met. It was just freakish—like nothing I’d ever seen or felt. It’s amazing how beautiful life can be when someone’s kind to you.

What’s your Sunday routine like?

I absolutely love breakfast and go to the same place, Noshville, every day. It gets busy on the weekends, so I wind up sitting at the counter. Amy’s not as big a breakfast eater as I am, so sometimes Corinna [the couple’s 10-year-old daughter] goes with me. I know all the servers, and

I’m crazy about it and shoot around par most of the time. It’s a game you can never get perfectly right—you could shoot the best round in your life and still go, “Well, if I’d made that putt, and that one, I’d have been even lower.” If you had to choose: musician or pro golfer?

I had aspirations of being good enough to play golf professionally, but I’d rather be a musician. They get better-looking girls.


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This promotion is not valid with other discounts, offers or on previous purchases. Restrictions may apply. Prices subject to change without notice. Offers valid 10/30/11 - 11/20/11. Picture may represent features and options available at additional cost. Not all bed models are displayed in all stores. Beds not available for in-store pickup. Additional shipping and delivery fees apply unless otherwise stated. *No returns will be accepted on Sleep Number® Classic Series Special Edition beds. If, within 45 days of delivery, you are not satisfied, you are eligible for a one-time exchange to another Sleep Number® bed. You must contact customer service to authorize this exchange. You will be responsible for any price difference as well as shipping costs. ©2011 Select Comfort

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