It’s British Pie Week: Let the Pastry Party Begin!

Ladies and gentlemen, pie enthusiasts, it’s that time of year again – Pie Week has officially arrived!

Let’s get ready for a week-long celebration of all things pie, and raise a fork to one of the greatest things known to humankind. 

Pie Week isn’t just about indulging in delicious food (although that’s certainly a big part of it). It’s about coming together as a community to celebrate the joy that pies bring into our lives. So, whether you’re a seasoned pie pro or a novice baker looking to test your skills, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during Pie Week. 

To kick off the festivities, why not host your very own pie-making extravaganza?  

Gather your friends and family together for an evening of floury fun as you roll out pastry, chop fillings, and create culinary masterpieces worthy of a place at the British Pie Awards. Don’t worry if your pies aren’t perfect – remember, it’s the love that goes into them that truly counts. 

If baking isn’t your thing, fear not! There are plenty of other ways to celebrate Pie Week in style. Why not embark on a pie-themed pub crawl, sampling savoury pies and sweet tarts at every stop? Or host a pie-tasting party, where guests can sample an array of pies and vote for their favourites. Just be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand – things could get messy! 

For those who prefer to leave the baking to the professionals, why not treat yourself to a pie-themed dining experience? Many restaurants and cafes offer special Pie Week menus, featuring a wild selection of pies and pie-inspired dishes. From traditional steak and kidney to exotic chicken tikka masala, there’s a pie out there to suit every taste bud. 

Of course, no Pie Week would be complete without paying homage to the pie’s humble origins. Why not take a trip to a local bakery or farmers’ market to stock up on freshly baked pies made with locally sourced ingredients? Not only will you be supporting small businesses, but you’ll also be treating yourself to some seriously delicious pies. 

And let’s not forget about a key part of Pie week: the British Pie Awards. While we may not all be lucky enough to attend in person, we can still join in the fun by following along online and cheering on our favourite pie-makers. Who will emerge victorious this year? Only time will tell – but one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be a tasty competition. 

Welcome to Pie Week! Whether you’re baking, eating, or just celebrating the joy of pies with friends and family, there’s no wrong way to participate. So, grab your rolling pin and get ready to roll – it’s time to let the pastry party begin!