Friday 13 November 2009

Pieminister hits the shops

In the summer I had the pleasure of attending Bestival, on the Isle of Wight. I heard great things about a food stall named Pieminister - though I was never actually able to dine on their pies. From what I understood, Pieminister was rather legendary on the festival circuit and had built up a phenomenal reputation in the pie-consuming community.

A couple of days ago I was perusing the pie aisle of Sainsbury's, and spotted a Pieminister pie! Naturally I had to make a purchase, and the pie was incredible. So yes, Pieminister pies are now on sale in Sainsbury's!

While I had the Henny Penny chicken and mushroom pie, this Heidi pie was the Champion of the vegetarian section in the 2009 British Pie Awards and Pieminister's Chicken of Aragon pie also won a gold medal in the savoury hot category.

Would you believe it but in our infant days we forgot to rate these pies! However don't worry, we have plenty of pies rated and ranked on our Pierate Pie Rankings or find other pies of a similar flavour to these.

You can also click here to compare and read about all the Pieminister pies we have now rated!

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Snooker Championships get Pukka deal!

Here are the Pierate Ship we are thrilled that one of our followers has already drawn our attention to a pie-related news story. With your continued lookout we can be sure that no thrilling pie news goes under our radar (or out of view of our telescope up in the Crows Nest).

Yes, this is the news that one of Britain's favourite pie manufacturers, Pukka Pies, will be sponsoring the 2009 UK Snooker Championships which takes place in December. We're slightly baffled by the link between pies and snooker, though we can be sure that with such a large television exposure there will be a huge "cue" at the chip shops!
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Thursday 12 November 2009

Sailing the Seven Cs

Welcome Aboard the bountiful Pierate Ship me hearties!

If you're as much a fan of pies as I am, then you're sure to love this site. Here at the Pierate Ship we have a curious obsession with eating pies and then rating them according to certain criteria. If you want to be an expert Pierateer then you'd better get clued up on how to sail the Seven Cs!

How to rate a pie according to the Seven Cs:
1. Colour
2. Consistency
3. Capacity
4. Chewiness
5. Cheapness
6. Content
7. Condition
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