It's British Pie Week!
This week record numbers of pies have been entered into The British Pie Awards, held in Melton Mowbray, which happen during the British pie Week. Organisers said this year's entries included a Kangaroo, Ale and Tasmanian Pepperberry pie, a Spiced Miso Beef Short Ribs and Sour Cherries Pie, a Christmas Dinner pie and a Rhubarb and Custard Pie.
Our own range of amazing pies include an artistically designed pastry masterpiece of a Boeuf en Croute, Coq au Vin, Game Pie, Lamb Leek & Apricot Pie, Chicken Lemon & Olive Pie and Boeuf Bourguignon Pie – amongst many others. See HERE for our full range.
A Potted Pie History
Pies are said to have been invented by the ancient Romans sometime before 2000 B.C, with the first pie recipe being a chicken pie. In the Medieval era, pies were usually savoury meat pies cooked over an open fire.
Medieval England had an early form of sweet pies, but they were called tarts. At that time, fruit pies were generally unsweetened, because sugar was so rare and expensive. In the 15th century, people started making custard pies and pies filled with dried fruit and the great pie historians say that the first fresh fruit pie ever recorded was served to Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.