Tuesday 28 April 2015

We visited the British Pie Awards, and it was glorious! PHOTOS

In case you've been living under a rock for the past week (or simply not following the @pierateers Twitter feed), you'll know last Wednesday was the momentous British Pie Awards. Attracting entries of over 800 pies across 20 different classes, this truly was pie-lovers heaven. We've already written quite extensively about the British Pie Awards in the past, but to truly give you a taste of what it's like to be there, here are some photos of the glorious event.

SPOILER ALERT: There were a lot of pies.

Melton Mowbray is considered by many to be the "home of the pie"
The judging gets underway in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.

The specialty class this year was "Bridal Pies"

Would you have this spectacular bridal pie at your wedding?

Judges at the pork pie class

The pork pie class basks in the sunshine
Delicious cold meat pies

Judging the dessert pies. This category provided last year's Supreme Champion.

Unfortunately there was a pasty category. And someone had to judge it

Back to the pies. Glorious, glorious pies.

Pie judging is taken very seriously

No part of the pie is left unexamined

The judges take a good look at a pork pie
The most prestigious category, the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie table, with judge an d TV chef Andy Bates
Melton Mowbray is, of course, famous for its pork pies
Pies lose marks for "boil out"
The judges examine a pie closely
The judges slice open a pie at the savoury pie table

Food writer Xanthe Clay slices open a bridal pie

Yummy, yummy pies

Everywhere you look, more pies. So many pies!
Inside a bridal pie

I would eat all of these pies

Bye bye Melton Mowbray, see you again next year!

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