MISSOURI - Pie #25 of 50 - Katie Glenn - HALF WAY!
State Dessert: Ice Cream
I have never been to Missouri.
Missouri is the “Show Me State” this came about around 1899 when Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver said “I’m from Missouri and you’ve got to show me”.
Kansas City, MO has more miles of boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any city except Rome.
We have Missouri to thank for many food inventions!
At the 1904 World’s Fair ice tea was invented by Richard Blechyden. At that same world’s fair the ice cream cone was also invented! This happened when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and a waffle vendor decided to help him out. Team work!
Aunt Jemima pancake flour was invented in St Joseph, MO and became the first self rising flour for pancakes and the first ready mixed food to be introduced commercially.
Most importantly St Louis, MO is home to Anheuser Busch brewery which is the largest beer producer in the nation. They do the lord’s work. I have drank a serious amount of bud heavy and bud lights in my life so far.
The pie is a Ted Drewes copy cat frozen custard pie with homemade ooey gooey butter cake mixed in with rainbow sprinkles. Ted Drewes is a MO staple and everyone I know from the state has told me about it! The frozen custard is so thick you can flip ya cup and it won’t fall out. Ooey Gooey butter cake is also a MO staple. Some families in MO have it instead of Pecan pie during thanksgiving!
This pie is for Katie Glenn. Katie was born in Hawaii but grew up in Columbia,MO! I met Katie in Savannah, GA at college. I have zero recollection of the time we first met because it was probably at a party where we had a hell of a good time. Katie is a very talented jewelry designer and lovely cat mom to Luna. You can take a gander at her beautiful jewels @marionwild
Missouri you may be the Show Me State but I’ll always know that your really where the rivers run.
MISSOURI IS MY HALF WAY POINT!
I’m half way through the 50!