Friday, 4 March 2016
British Pie Week - #PiePledge 2016
I’m sure you won’t need any reminding that it is British Pie Week from 7th to 13th March this year – in fact you can see our countdown clock telling you exactly how long you have to wait in our Countdown to British Pie Week article – but you may be thinking “What can I do for British Pie Week?!”
After all, you may have read our British Pie Week article and know that in British Pie Week 2013 we ate 50 pies between the three of us and in British Pie Week 2014 we went even further and ate 55 pies - including making and trying a Python pie! And we added even more to that number last year by eating 71 pies between us! Not everyone is quite that pie-crazy!!!
But what can YOU do for British Pie Week? Well we’d love you to get involved in whatever way you can and here’s how:
Introducing the #PiePledge
In British Pie Week 2013 we introduced the #PiePledge as a way for pie eaters or pie makers to make pledges either before or during British Pie Week about what they are going to commit to do regarding pie. Then in 2014 we got others involved in making a #PiePledge too! And with British Pie Week coming up soon, what better thing than make your #PiePledge ready for British Pie Week?
Find out what the Pierateers commit to do during British Pie Week and how they get on by following the #PiePledge hashtag on Twitter this year!
Here’s some examples for individuals:
- #PiePledge to eat a pie every day of British Pie Week (not for the feint hearted but the Pierateers pledge to do this as standard)
- #PiePledge to “shop local” and buy a pie from an independent local supplier/butchers rather than the Supermarkets for British Pie Week
- #PiePledge to complete Pie-thagoras Theorem on one day of British Pie Week – where you eat pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner! (See our article on Pie-thagoras Theorem for more details!)
- #PiePledge to make a homemade pie – completely from scratch – this British Pie Week
- #PiePledge to eat a flavour of pie you’ve never tried before – like Zebra, Kangaroo or Squirrel
And here’s some examples for pie companies:
- #PiePledge to release a new pie flavour for British Pie Week
- #PiePledge to increase the number of pie-motions in British Pie Week to boost pie sales even further!
- #PiePledge to tweet about pies even more than usual in British Pie Week (though that's surely a given!)
We hope we’ve provided some ins-pie-ration for your #PiePledge. You can tweet your #PiePledge to @pierateers or leave a comment below - but more than anything, enjoy your pies in British Pie Week!
We'll be checking twitter for some of your #PiePledge suggestions and picking some top suggestions to add to this article in the coming days! But for now, here's our own Pieateer #PiePledge ideas for this year:
BREAKING NEWS: Pierateer TJP has just announced his British Pie Week 2016 #PiePledge, eating 7 pies for 7 days = 49 pies!— Pierate (@pierateers) February 11, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Pierateer SJL has just announced his British Pie Week 2016 #PiePledge to eat a pie in a new way everyday of @BritPieWeek— Pierate (@pierateers) February 11, 2016
Our Ship's Cook is planning to bake up a storm...
Ok @pierateers, I'm ready to make my #BritishPieWeek #PiePledge - I'm going to attempt to bake a Great British Pierate Ship!— Emily Cook (@the_cookworm) February 23, 2016
As well as taking the whole of British Pie Week off work and judging at the British Pie Awards, Pierateer RAS has commited to travelling to Wales and Scotland to rate some pies, and the plane has been booked for his flight back from Scotland so he can have "Pie In The Sky"! But not any pie - he'll be picking up the Scotch Pie World Champion from Kandy Bar!
BREAKING NEWS: PierateerRAS has just announced his British Pie Week 2016 #PiePledge, eating a new pie in England, Wales and Scotland! #pie— Pierate (@pierateers) March 4, 2016