It’s National Pie week this week in Britain and we’ve been discussing pies in our homes. One interesting debate was what makes a pie a pie? For some it has to have pastry somewhere in the dish whether it be the base, the topping or all over. For others it’s something cooked in a “pie dish” so could be cottage pie, shepherd’s pie.
There was a petition in recent years to define a pie as “a baked dish of fruit, or meat and vegetables, typically with a top and base of pastry” anything without a pastry base should not be classed as a pie. One resident said it was only a pie if it had some booze in the sauce naming steak and ale pie as the winner.
With all the talk of savoury pies it’s important not to forget sweet pies like traditional apple pie or mince pies at Christmas. Both are favourites with many of our residents.
According to research 75% of people enjoy a pie at least once a month. Whatever your view we hope you enjoy National Pie Week…. The Homes menu’s include Steak & Kidney Pie, Cottage Pie and Chicken & Mushroom pie along with fruit pies for dessert.