Pork Pies, The Results…

And the winner is…..

pork pie

Oh yes. The pies were all they were cracked up to be, mouth-watering delicious. All I served them with was roasted butternut squash and a sliced tomato. The pie was the star of the meal, and it shone!

The minute I bit into it, I closed my eyes and was transported back to Yorkshire – to the countryside – where the food there is just so different from here. There are smells there in the air that permeate one’s whole brain, and it’s just something I hadn’t experienced since 2002, more than 10 years ago. I had a tiny bit of that feeling last night eating this little pork pie. I had the Stilton one and Paul had the plain original one. The only thing I’d complain about was that I couldn’t really taste any Stilton in it. I could see it but it was just a tiny bit on the top underneath the crust.

The crust, on the other hand, was superb. Full of flavor and perfection.

So this company has my undying love. And they are right over there in Buffalo, New York! Two days away via FedEx!

So that’s that.

Oh, no, that’s not quite that. I got an email from my friend Bill D. in Yorkshire forwarding a site he found called Pork Piers. On this site the author writes about everything to do with British pork pies, and more! There’s even a recipe on the front page if you scroll down a bit, for a Melton Mowbray pork pie. Not sure that it would taste the same using American ingredients, but some day I just might have a go at it. Some day. Maybe…

(Thanks Bill, I will enjoy this site for many hours to come…)

Cheers for the British Pork Pie!

Bex

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10 Responses to Pork Pies, The Results…

  1. Bex says:

    Well, TT, I hope you have success in getting some of their pies. Will they post them to you in Canada? I know you are trying to save on the shipping cost. Good luck. I wrote to them too and had a nice email back – their story is incredible.

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  2. TopsyTurvy says:

    Bex, I got an email back from Vicky at the pork pie place. They don’t sell in Canada, currently. They said we could drive over if we were near the border. I’ve sent her a return email, asking if the pies can be brought over the border.

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  3. Bex says:

    TT: Here’s the page

    Supermarkets

    It’s under “News” off their home page.

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  4. TopsyTurvy says:

    Bex, could you give me a link to what you saw about selling in Canada? I can’t find that, and I can see quotes saying they’re going to be selling to Canada soon (future tense) going all the way back to 2009.

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  5. mz. em says:

    I am so glad your meal turned out scrumptious.

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  6. Bex says:

    TT – In their web site (English Pork Pie Co.) in the About Us section, they mention they sell to some select supermarkets in the US and Canada… so I’ll bet you could buy some and have them posted to you, and probably cheaper than from there to me here!

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  7. Rhubarb says:

    It’s wonderful that it’s a virtual travel experience for you. May you enjoy for many years. Hope everyone is well.

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  8. TopsyTurvy says:

    Well, darn. They’re only about an hour away from us in Buffalo, but I don’t think they’d let us bring the pork pies back across the border. Bringing meats across the border is a problem, unfortunately. 😦

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  9. Reenie says:

    Hey Bex! Am catching up with others’ posts and doing it in reverse order. I remember you mentioning these wee gems and am so glad you posted a pic. YUM! Your meal sounded divine.

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