Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Pierate Radio! Pierateers receive 3 radio shout outs!
With great power comes great responsibility. Or so we hear in Spiderman!
And here on the Pierate Ship we’re taking our role as UK Pie Experts (otherwise known as Piefessionals) very seriously. After all, when a breaking news story relating to pies fills your tv screen, the radio airwaves or your twitter feed, you will naturally want to know “What do the Pierateers make of all this?!”
That’s why we’re doing our best to address the key pie news stories that might be keeping you awake at night. Take, for example, our recent article on the Scottish Referendum. No – not that one. The one about whether we should vote yes or vote no to having pies sold in our hospitals, which caused a healthy (or unhealthy, depending on your view) debate on BBC Radio Scotland recently. We had our say on twitter, saying:
"@BBCRadioScot: A "fry-up" pie is being sold in a hospital. @LWhiteMedia asks: Irresponsible or responding to demand?" Piefectly alright.
— Pierate (@pierateers) August 25, 2014
What they unfortunately forgot to address on the radio debate was (a) that the pastry product they were particularly debating on wasn’t even a pie and (b) that what is most important is whether this pie (or “pie”) rates well on the 7 Cs – otherwise it shouldn’t be sold ANYWHERE!!! You can read more about this in our review of the pie debate.
But alongside Mary Berry on the phone in, we had our text read out on air as “Rob from Birmingham” aka Pierateer RAS said:
“We’ve over achieved this morning – sending in 5 emails and photos to British Bake Off about our pie wins and pie fails for the Extra Slice show!”
This is of course relating to the fact it is Pie Week on Great British Bake Off this week – and we for one thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s episode (so why not catch up on pie-player?!) and look forward to an Extra Slice on Friday! If you didn’t catch it at the time, you can see our summary of the episode by looking at our #PieWeek tweets on our @pierateers twitter feed!
And let's not forget the mentions we got on BCfm Radio in Bristol today too - as Cath and Alex on the Food Show were busy promoting the Grape and Grain Festival with Henry Herbert and Henry mentioned his pie masterclasses! We hope to attend one day!