That's right. Serious Eats is giving away two phenomenal pies of your choice. If you live in New York you can choose from the dazzling array of pies made by Two Little Red Hens, which includes Apple, Apple Crumb, Apple Cranberry, Sweet Potato-Pecan, Pumpkin, Chocolate-Pecan, Buttermilk Lemon Chess, Fall Medley, Out of towners will get their pies delivered to their doorstep from the Grand Traverse Pie Company.
The pies are on us.
All you have to do is tell me what pies would be included in your all-pie Thanksgiving meal and why. You can include savory pies like chicken and turkey pot pie, even fancy-pants savory pies like the lobster pot pie they serve at Mary's Fish Camp, and of course as many dessert pies as you like. No more than a hundred words, please. I will judge the entries and try to enlist the aid of fellow pie lovers John T. Edge, author of Apple Pie, An American Story, and Anne Dimock, the author of Humble Pie.
We have two second prizes.
The first person to tell me what publication the following brilliant pie quote first appeared in will win a single pie of his choosing:
"It is utterly insufficient (to eat pie only twice a week), as anyone who knows the secret of our strength as anation and the foudation of our industrial supreacy must admit. 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."
Finally, I will send a pie to the first person who can tell me who said this about pie:
"In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."