Yes its British Pie week, but remember pies are for life not just a week.
It was started in 2007 by creative agency Jelly Bean for Just Rol to get the British public to make more pastry encased meals.
Now it has become a celebration of everything pie and is usually the first full week of March
The word pie has been with us for over 1000 years, the first recorded usage was in 1303 according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
It can’t be disputed that pies are a staple and some of the best British food we have. They are a traditional food that have been with us for centuries. Sometimes on a really cold night all you want to do is tuck in to a lovely meat and potato pie, followed by an apple pie.
The British Pie week website last year stated that research showed that 75% of people enjoy a pie at least once a month and that the pie industry is now worth over £1bn per year.
The British Pie Awards have become an institution for pastry-connoisseurs country-wide and this years’ event has been set to coincide with British Pie Week. The annual event sees hundreds of pie-makers gather for a celebration and competition of this British culinary favourite and is held each year in Melton Mowbray. The judging takes place on 9th March and the awards will be presented on Friday 11th.
Good luck to all entrants.
Here in Sheffield we say a pie is not a pie without Hendersons.