At first we didn’t get why certain food holidays seemed to be off-season.
February is the middle of winter here — not a local, sort-of-local, or even US cherry to be found. In fact, we couldn’t find imported cherries from the opposite half of the world where it is warmer than winter, because cherry season there just ended.
Cherry Pie Day doesn’t seem right for February 20th.
And then we realized that everyone always thinks about cherry pie in the summer anyway, so the Cherry Pie mafia wants us to the think about Cherry Pie when we least expect it.
It worked. Here are 20 of our favorite cherry pies for National Cherry Pie Day.
In the dead of winter.
(We love all of these, of course, but we especially love the American flag version…}