Friday 17 October 2014

The Pies of Football - Pieday Friday - 17th October 2014

It's Friday! It's Pieday!

Pierate become pie advisers to BBC Sport

Unsurpiesingly our headlines this week are dominated by the BBC's Price of Football study, in which we featured. Having already spoken on BBC Local Radio and appeared with our homemade Crocodile Pie on the Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, it was great to be called upon by BBC Sport in the last few weeks as their pie advisers for the BBC Price of Football Survey. As reported in last week's Pieday Friday, having travelled up to Morecambe FC last week for filming with BBC Sport's news presenter Azi Farni, we were delighted to make the cut on the BBC's "What makes the perfect football pie?" video in this year's study.

BBC Sport filming Graham's Pies Review
BBC Sport presenter Azi Farni chatting to Morecambe FC chef Graham

It was great to be involved in the filming and grab the opPIEtunity of eating a few more pies from Morecambe FC’s award winning pie kitchen while we were there, including their new Pork, Irn Bru and Chilli pie! While it certainly is a unique pie flavour, it rated quite well and complements the range of pies on offer at the Globe Arena.

For those not familiar, you can read our review of their meat pies from our VIP trip back in January 2014, alongside our review of their Apple pie which we ate at half-time. We rated it very highly, especially for a dessert pie, but little did we know the apple pie would go on to win best pie at the British Pie Awards 2014, where we judged.

Further to the appearance in the "What makes the perfect football pie?" video, we also attended the BBC Radio 5 Live debate on the survey, at which we met Frank Lampard and were very grateful to Football Focus presenter Dan Walker for spending a couple of minutes telling us what he makes of the half time pie!

As you can imagine, we are delighted to have finally made it as pie experts, just under 5 years since we began sailing the 7 Cs in search of the perfect pie!

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