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Give Them the Pie Treatment

As a graduate student I did archival research at the AGCA (national archives in Guatemala) in Guatemala City in 1997. After a long day working in the archives, I cooked and relaxed in my Guatemalan Kitchen. One particular archivist could be a real drag to deal with. One night while in the kitchen I heard a sermon on cassette about treating difficult people with kindness. The message inspired me to make a pineapple pie for the archivist. Most them received insufficient compensation and appreciation for their work . So I brought a pie to them which caught the archivist by surprise. They felt valued and showed their gratitude. In addition, my remaining months working in the archives went smooth and I always had enough documents to keep me busy.

 

Pie Stories and Recipes:

http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=%22Pie%22

Guatemala Stories and Recipes: 

http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Guatemala+

Hispanic History Month Series with Recipes: 

http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Hispanic+History+Month

My Book on Guatemala: 

http://www.upf.com/book.asp?id=OPIEX001

Pineapple Pie Recipe:

http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/tropical-pie/

Good Food’s Pie-Cast Chef Rick Bayless’ Peach Pie:

http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/gf/gf100707piecast_rick_bayless

Pop Ups Restaurants in 1960s Brooklyn

Molasses and the Spanish American War