February 20th is National Cherry Pie Day!
Five food things to know about cherry pie:
Cherries belong to the rose family.
Cherry pie is the fifth most popular pie in the US.
In the 19th century, fruit pies were a common breakfast food.
Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of pie in 1644, considering pie consumption as a pagan form of pleasure.
“Surprised Pies” were popular pies enjoyed by the English upper crust in which live creatures would pop out when the pie was cut open.