Lunch never seems to last long enough, the chance of eating a good and hearty meal is restricted by the fleeting moments of my break. The best I can hope for is a limp sandwich and a bag of crisps.
Thankfully science has developed a fantastic delivery method for potatoes, meat and gravy all wrapped up in carbohydrates. The pie.
No only is it a perfect way to eat a meal while on the run (but not while on a run) it is so versatile as to be suitable for both savoury and sweet. Considering the date I think this is a good opportunity to run down my list of top pies…as usual in no particular order.
Apple and Blackberry Pie.
My favourite desert pie, the mix of the sharp tang of the fruit with the sweetness of the pastry make for a classic pudding. Topped with either hot or cold custard, not that keen on ice cream (unless it is a really good vanilla).
It’s also pretty season neutral, it doesn’t seem to matter if you eat this in the heat of the summer or the cold depths of winter. It is a pie for all seasons.
Yes it is a pie, it’s on the Wikipedia page for pies.
The cottage pie I like best is one my Aunt makes, full of mince in a red wine gravy, with carrots and topped with cream mash and grated cheddar. Fantastic comfort food and easy to make…well easy for me, I just have to put it in the oven.
Lemon Meringue Pie
A pudding I now associate with Sunday dinner, mainly because my littlest sister loves it and she gets to make pudding on the weekend.
Steak and Kidney Pie
I don’t like kidney at all, so why did I not choose a plan steak pie?
It’s the thrill of whether or not the mouthful I’m about to take contains offal…it’s like Russian roulette with food. When you lose it’s awful, but that feeling of winning is delicious.
Such a useful piece of maths, I like the fact how a completely irrational number can have so many uses. I’d like to say I can remember Pi to 100 digits.
I can’t…and thinking about it, I’m not sure I’d like to. That may be pushing from the geek to the nerd side of life.
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