3.14 is Pi Day. That mathematical calculation used by scientists and engineers. Scientists need pi for all sorts of tasks, including calculating flight paths (as the planes are traveling on an arc of a circle) and audio processing (as pi is used to calculate sine waves) according to The Verge.
We average mortals prefer to celebrate by calling it Pi(e) day! What’s not to like about pie?
From an etiquette standpoint, there are a few important factors to know! Surprised? We’ll share.
- When serving a slice of pie, place it in front of the guest from their right side. You may include the dessert fork, placed on the right side of the dessert plate. (Why the right side? Because the majority of diners are right handed.)
- Place the point of the pie so that it is pointing towards the diner.
- Your dessert fork may be pre-set above the dinner plate, and if you are serving it with ice cream with your pie place a spoon above the dinner plate too. The fork handle points left and the spoon handle points right and sits above the dessert fork.
- And if you purchase Which Fork Do I Use? we’ll show you in pictures how to eat the pie à la mode using the fork in your left hand and spoon in your right hand!