Pie: Every. Single. Day.
If I were forced to choose between pie and cake for the rest of my life, I'd pick pie in an instant, no contest. With pie you can go sweet, you can go savory, you can have chocolate, or you can choose from a rainbow of fruit pies. Pie-making, with the rolling out of dough and tossing of the filing, is such a superior tactile experience to the scoop, sift, and stir hum-drum of making a cake.
When my cousin got married, he and his wife chose to have a table full of pies and tubs of Straus ice cream instead of a big ol' wedding cake. I consider this a genius move, and way cooler than the "cupcakes-instead-of-a-wedding cake" craze that seems to be sweeping the wedding scene these days.
Evan Kleiman—the voice behind KCRW's delightful radio program Good Food and the Chef at Angeli Caffe in Los Angeles—has, bless her soul, committed to baking one pie a day for the entire summer. That's ninety pies!