“The homemade pie has been under siege for a century, and surely its survival is endangered.” ― Janet Clarkson, Pie: A Global History It is not meant for me to take a pie to a dinner. The first one to take a dive, so to speak, was chess. I was testing it for doneness. The middle was supposed to lose its wiggle. I reached in the oven with two potholders, pulled one of the two pies out, and dropped it on the oven door. And down the crack between the door and the rest of the stove. And into the drawer under the oven and on the floor. I wiped it off the hot oven door and tested the second pie by jiggling the…