Pecan Pie (1924)

Mon May 21 13:10:25 UTC 2001

Thanks to Barry Popik for the earlier quote for pecan pie.  I am still
surprised at its late date (1924-5).  I spent some considerable time
combing the collection of cookbooks at the CIA [Culinary Institute of
America] and found nothing earlier than 1931.  In light of the fact
that pecan is such a well established term in the 1700's, one might
think pecan pie would be earlier, wouldn't one?

David K. Barnhart, Editor/Publisher
The Barnhart Dictionary Companion [quarterly]
barnhart at

"Necessity obliges us to neologize."
Thomas Jefferson-August 16, 1813

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