fattima wrote:Interesting that they class CheeseCAKE as pie?
I think this clearly indicates the lake of serious research that has been done into the subject.
Where do savoury pies fit into this?
We really need some more guidelines and clear classifications of pie and cake here if we are going to have an informed debate. To be fair there may be some cultural differences coming into play here too. Maybe as a person of North American heritage with an understanding of Australian culture you could give us your definitions of PIE and CAKE?
Once we have established these base classifications I am willing to undertake extensive research.
You raise interesting points. Welcome to the debate.
I, too, questioned the classification of 'cheesecake' in that diagram; along with 'sweet potato pie', which is sometimes served as a savoury style dish, during a savoury meal.
Re: savoury pies - I think they are not included in this specific debate, as they clearly would need opposition that is savoury as well, not sweet or desserty in nature.
I would also like to propose that 'cupcakes' are not herein included in the 'cake' vs 'pie' competition. Or tarts, of the large or tartlet variety. Similarly, no flans. This is a flanless debate.