Bottom line, one can never have enough pie be it American or British so, no matter where you are and whether you are a fan of the traditional American ‘pie’ or British ‘pie’, it’s National Pie Day here in the U.S. Unfortunately, loyal Tellyspotting readers in the UK are way ahead of us here in the States at the moment as their National Pie Day was 1 December 2013 so we have a lot of catching up to do. So, grab a fork and dig in.
And, what better time than the present to begin the celebration and sit down with our own individual favorite variation of traditional American pie and then begin to focus our attention on the upcoming British Pie Week 2013 which will take place 4-10 March, 2013. While most, if not the entire celebration that will take place in the U.S. will be centered around the traditional Apple, Pecan, Pumpkin, Cherry or any one of a number of various Cream Pies, British Pie Week is of particular interest to me as any week that celebrates Shepherd’s Pie is #1 in my book.
For those that believe that pie is one of civilization’s best inventions, we’d love to know how you either chose to celebrate National Pie Day or how will you choose to celebrate British Pie Week…and, we’d love pictures to post of your exploits and/or creations. Me? I definitely foresee a slice of Apple Pie in my future today and will be making yet another Gordon Ramsay Shepherd’s Pie in the not-too-distant future. If you want to compare, here’s the recipe and the video.
FYI, the 2012 Pub Pie Champion was Carol Haime from The Sandrock Pub & Restaurant, Farnham with her recipe for Wheatley House Pie. If you are thinking of attempting this at home and not in the presence of professionals, a bit of a heads-up. You’re going to need a couple of pheasants to get started.
Remember, send pics of how you celebrated or of your creations. We’ll post them on the Tellyspotting flickr page for all the world to see.
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