British Pie Week? I hear you exclaim. Who what when?
Well, we heard it on the twittervine and even though its creators (Jus Rol pastry apparently) could have done a better job of promoting such an essential event, it’s not too late to tuck in.
What better excuse than to say ‘yes, Pieminister’and grab a slice from one of the Piemobiles around town (we’ve got one handily on Upper Street). This Bristol-born company provides the snack of choice at many of the UK’s outdoor events and music festivals like The Big Chill.
For some, eating Pieminister is akin to a religious experience. We might not go that far but they do make some damn tasty pastry, filled with nothing but fresh and free range ingredients.
If you want to make a meal of it, try Pieminister in Covent Garden, Borough Market or several of the farmers’ markets around town. And visit the web site for pie-making tips (hint: use butter, not margarine) and to enter a prize draw for hosting an old-school British street party.
Some other pies we like:
West Cornwall Pasty Co
Small but perfectly formed and deliciously filling, available at most mainline London train stations.
The original pie and mash shop with branches in Peckham and Tower Bridge. Go proper Cockney and order a side of jellied eel.
It’s hip to be square when the flavour’s this good. Grab a Square Pie after a hard day’s shop at Selfridges, Westfield or Spitalfields market.
If it’s good enough for Kate Moss (right), then it’s good enough for us!