Friday 26 September 2014

Pieday Friday - 26th September 2014


It's Friday! It's Pieday!

And what a week it has been. All you pie lovers out there have been extremely busy, and we've loved keeping track of everything that's been happening in the world of pies this week.

Some of our favourite tweets from the week 

Morrisons called us the "best pie blog ever"! What an accolade from a supermarket that really know their pies!

We had a few more recommendations, including this one that warns us that "life may never be the same" after trying this pie. Wow, that's got to be good!! Definitely will have to give that a go!

We got musical and headed to Pie and Vinyl in Portsmouth - and our anonymity got busted!!

All 'ale the Beverley pie

We read with rumbling tummies that the Beverley Real Ale Festival will be hosting the premiere of some ale-inspired pies. According to the Hull Daily Mail, the festival's organisers are keen for more a "foodie feel" at this year's event which runs October 3rd-5th. Luckily for us pie lovers, this means more pies! Andrew Jones Pies and Great Newsome Brewery have teamed up to make two new pies, with Frothingham Best and Sleck Dust ales featuring in the filling. According to the Hull Daily Mail, James Harper, organiser of the third annual ale festival, said:
"Having a pint of ale in one hand and a pie in the other is a match made in heaven."
 We couldn't agree more! I'll have to check the diary!

Pierate Celebrate 'Talk Like A Pirate Day'

Keen to celebrate our pirate-themed roots, we got out the bunting and thoroughly enjoyed International Talk Like A Pirate/Pierate Day on Friday 19th September. Arrrrrrr!

Worst Pies in London
london pie

We may have reviewed some of the best pies in London (and best pies in London restaurants), but we've never gone on the hunt for the worst pies in London. But it turns out we don't need to look any further than New York for some of London's worst pies. Yes, Emma Thompson is starring in Sweeney Todd, and playing the role of Mrs. Lovett she describes why her pies are the worst in all of London. Do they contain cat meat? Are they greasy and gritty? Ermmm, I think I'll pass, thanks...You can watch the video at BBC America.

Another Celebrity Pie Lover

We've found a new self-confessed celebrity pie lover to add to our list! It's none other than TV and radio present Vernon Kay, who professed his love for meat pies in the Express newspaper. Apparently they're one of the 5 things he can't live without! I know where you're coming from, Vernon!

Award-winning 'pie chutney'

Apparently the "world's first pie-dedicated chutney", Pieminister's No. 10 Pie Chutney picked up a gold award at the 2014 Great Taste Awards. Forget about No. 10 Downing Street, I want this No. 10 downin' my stomach! (with a pie too, preferably)
Image: Pieminister

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