walkers1Did you know Walkers made pies before they made crisps? If so, you’ve probably also been blagging info off Wikipedia like me.

Originally a butcher in the 19th century famed for pies and sausages they started to use the surplus fat off the meat to make potato crisps during the war. Seventy years later ol’ Jug Ears get paid a small fortune to advertise said crisps on the telly.

The Fluted Pork Pie is on sale in the deli aisle at Tesco and “fluted” essentially means that the side of the pie is ridged as if it’s been cooked in a cake casing. The crust is moist on the verge of being greasy and I found the meat very pleasant which isn’t always the case with some of the coarser efforts coming out of the Melton Mowbray region.

I think I got this one on my dinner hour and at £2.75 for a family pie, I was only meant to eat half but needless to say I devoured the lot and returned to the office woozier than a sailor on home leave.

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There’s another 313 pies like the above featured in Life of Pies. If you want to order a copy of the book for just £9.99 plus postage please click this link to order www.lifeofpies.co.uk/buy

You’ll receive it as soon as I’ve finished my pie!

No.1 Rounds of Prestons

No. 2 Deacons of Westoning

No. 3 Murdochs Macaroni Pie

No. 4 Greenhalghs Vindaloo Pie

No. 5 Pieminster Shamrock Pie

No.6 The Crusty Cob

No.7 The French Oven Minced Beef and Mushy Peas Pie

No.8 The Rolling Pin