In 'Sweet Land of Liberty,' pie becomes a lens for American history and identity : NPR's Book of the Day A lot of holiday tables will undoubtedly feature some kind of pie this year. But for food writer Rossi Anastopoulo, pies aren't just a baked dish – they're a throughline of how American society and values have changed over time. In this episode, Anastopoulo shares some notable pie recipes with NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer, and breaks down what they each represent about race, gender and economic opportunity in this country.

In 'Sweet Land of Liberty,' pie recipes show how American values transform over time

In 'Sweet Land of Liberty,' pie recipes show how American values transform over time

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Harry N. Abrams
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Harry N. Abrams

A lot of holiday tables will undoubtedly feature some kind of pie this year. But for food writer Rossi Anastopoulo, pies aren't just a baked dish – they're a throughline of how American society and values have changed over time. In this episode, Anastopoulo shares some notable pie recipes with NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer, and breaks down what they each represent about race, gender and economic opportunity in this country.