Not the New York Yankees…..but Dan and Penny Cote, the proud new Innkeepers of Inn Victoria of Chester, Vermont!
Welcoming these new Yankees are the former Innkeepers, Jon and Julie Pierce, who just happen to be British! The B&B Team is pleased to have been the Transfer Consultants to both the Cote’s and Pierces, on January 26th, 2010. The transfer was smooth and a happy affair…no Redcoats or Green Mountain Men were present.
Now a question…will the new Innkeepers serve pie for breakfast? The New Englanders out there may know the answer to this question. For those who don’t, there is a wonderful and humorous answer from writer E.B. White:
-To Foreigners, a Yankee is an American
-To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner
-To Northerners, a Yankee is an Easterner
-To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander
-To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter
-To Vermonters, a Yankee is somebody who eats Pie for Breakfast!
So, the many Yankees of yore served pie for breakfast in their inns and taverns…..not so different from the wonderful sweet and savory breakfasts served by Innkeepers today!
All of us at The B&B Team welcome Dan and Penny to the wonderful community of Innkeepers and say farewell to Jon and Julie as they return to their native England.
A Breakfast Pie
Pies needn’t be confined to dinner either. Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great American essayist and philosopher who was dubbed a “hopelessly confirmed pie-eater” by his biographer, hewed faithfully to a diet of pie for breakfast! Why not take his cue and try a riff on the classic English wake-up: a pie of caramelized, chopped tomatoes, browned mushrooms, thick-cut bacon and hard cooked eggs? Or maybe a mash-up of spiced pears sautéed with leeks and country sausage?
Enjoy the recipes!