The Matador guide toPie around the world

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Pie, like love, is universal. Recipes for the earliest pies date back to at least the ancient Egyptians, and today, nearly every region in the world has some sort of dish that involves a filling inside of a crust.

Matador Network took a long hard look at how pie is interpreted by different cultures. We found the definitive signature pie of every state in the US and gathered intel on the savory pies beloved in Europe, South America, and Africa. We wrote about how a pie made with young coconut became a sensation in the Philippines and why the saying should be “as American as pumpkin pie,” not apple.

Food traditions are as diverse as our planet, but if there’s one thing you can guarantee, it’s that some type of pie will be available no matter where your travels take you.

as american as pie

The signature, iconic pie for every state in the US

Did your favorite make the list?

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Why the saying should be ‘as American as pumpkin pie,’ not apple

the wide world of pies

9 sweet, savory, and downright delicious pies from around the world

Pie for everyone.

It’s not Christmas in Mousehole without this fish head pie

6 mouth-watering, savory pies from around the world

How a coconut pie became one of the most iconic desserts in the Philippines

The globe-spanning, coffin-inspired history of pie crust

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Take it from an expert.

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