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.
|The judging gets underway in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.|
|The specialty class this year was "Bridal 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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