British Pie Week


British Pie Week March 2 - 8  2020

Well I am writing about food again for the second time already this year, I will blog about other topics I promise but it has come to my attention that next week is British Pie week.

British Pie week is held on the first full week in March beginning on a Monday and was started in 2007 by Jus Rol.

Us Brits love a good pie either sweet or savoury .

The 2019 the British Pie Awards had almost 1,000 pies entered – Hot & Cold, Sweet and Savoury.  The Winner was a Vegan Curried Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Pie made by Butchers Jon Thorner from Somerset.

I was going to compile a list of Britains favourite pies but this is a bit of a minefield as tastes and opinions vary considerably up and down the country

The debate rages on as to what constitutes a “pie”

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a pie as “a baked dish of fruit, or meat or vegetables, typically with a top and base of pastry”. However, the Sixth edition of the OED describes a pie as “encased in or covered with pastry”.

In 2015 a government E petition was started by an angry citizen  “to stop pubs and restaurants  describing a casserole with a pastry lid as a pie”

These are known as pot pies

So also sadly, delicious comfort-food staples like fish pie and cottage pie don't officially count as pies – but we love them anyway.

Whatever your definition of a pie is you are sure to find some delicious examples on the menus of the  pubs and restaurants  local to Gorselands, so be sure to visit while your enjoying your short break in Dorset