Do elves make pie?
June 4, 2013 6:48 PM Subscribe
Tolkien elves, I mean... not, like, Keebler elves. Do they, at any point in Tolkien's works, make or eat pie? And if so, what kind
posted by Nibbly Fang to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
My sweetie and I watched The Hobbit last week, where actor Lee Pace (aka Ned The Pie-maker from the TV show Pushing Daisies) briefly appears as an elf king. I said "Is that the Pie-maker?" which led to a lengthy discussion over whether or not elves make pie. There's a lot of feasting in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and it seemed likely that pie made an appearance, but neither of us could recall any specific examples. My giant omnibus copy of Rings is in storage, and anyway, neither of us were big enough Tolkien fans to plow through The Silmarillion, where the pies (maybe) are. We want to know about elves and pie.
1) We know hobbits have pie.
2) Tom Bombadil and Goldberry totally have pie, but they're not elves, they're gods or forest spirits or something.
3) The elves have to provide the pie. Merely consuming pie made by humans, hobbits, or, uh, unusually friendly orcs does not count.
There are no stakes. There isn't really even an argument. We just want to know if elves have pie. If they do, we will celebrate with... a cake! Just kidding, we will celebrate with a pie. Thank you.
P.S. Tarts basically count as pie.
P.P.S. If you know about historical/folkloric elves and their pies, feel free to enlighten us. About pie.