Chess Pie

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Thu May 31 23:22:04 UTC 2001

On Thu, 31 May 2001, Natalie Maynor wrote:

>> How did Chess Pie come by its name?

Dunno. One website says:

>>>Why are chess pie recipes found on this chess game site?

The origin of chess pie remains uncertain. The most plausible and
generally accepted origin of the name is this. Chess Pie was originally a
cake or a tart of light pastry containing cheese. Over the years, the
cheese disappeared from the recipe, but the word 'chess,' a corruption of
the word 'cheese,' has remained in the name to this day.

Chess Pie has nothing to do with the game of chess.

I put chess pie recipes on this chess game site because I enjoy a bit of
tongue-in-cheek humor.<<<


There is a restaurant in Johnson City, TN, that makes an incredibly
wonderful chess pie. Butler & Bailey does a pretty good job, too.


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