I Hate Pork Pies

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IanD

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I used to love pork pies but just recently, I've gone off them. No idea why, I think I've had too many with really thick and stodgy pastry which is very hard work.

On the subject of pubs, whilst doing my CAMRA "research" in Beds, Herts and Bucks and central London (and occasionally further afield), I've come a cross loads of pubs that only do "meat" ie scotch eggs, pork pies, sausage roll and the like. Mostly so-called "gourmet" versions which cost the same or more as a burger and a pint in 'Spoons. Only the other weekend I was in a "Craft" beer pub in Clerkenwell. Everyone was saying how reasonably priced the pork pies on display were (£4.95 I think) - until I pointed that you only got half of one.
 

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Here in Trowbridge, we used to have a thriving pie, sausage and scotch egg factory that made (amongst other things) Melton Mowbray pork pies for many of the major supermarkets.

Alas, under EU 'protected status' rules, Melton Mowbray pork pie manufacture had to end and the factory became unviable. The listed buildings on the site remain but all the rest are cleared, the boundary fence becoming an ever changing mural visible when entering Trowbridge station from the North.

Redevelopment is nevertheless afoot, http://www.keeparchitecture.co.uk/innox-mills.html

And regarding pork pies, I love 'em. A pack of 3 costs about the same as a sandwich in supermarkets on or near stations, so together with a couple of bottles of ale, perfect bashing fuel for the budget conscious traveller.
 

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What is the perfect accompaniment to a Pork Pie................

For me it's - "Bring out the Branston" :p
 

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I hate pork pies.

I've started this thread because I don't understand why its assumed that the standard food of choice for the pub goer is a pork pie. They are disgusting with that disgusting jelly that makes me feel ill just thinking about it.

An ale house I regularly frequent used to stock a collection of pork pies, scotch eggs and sandwiches, and I used to partake of a lovely scotch egg with mustard.

I arrive today to find that they've stopped doing everything except pork pies.

What is this fixation with pork pies in this country. I don't care what wonderful ingredients you've put in them, or whether there's a layer of apple on the top. They're disgusting.
I call you out, sir, as a traitor to your people! Northern and not liking a pork pie should be a catalpa offense. I assume you have never eaten a pork pie from Taylors of Darlington, purveyors of the finest pork pies known to man.

They should always be served hot to avoid the jelly problems many describe.

That's odd, must be autocorrect.

I'm sure you meant to say "I fully support the wide availability of the greatest and best food available"
the words of a scholar and a gentleman!
 

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I call you out, sir, as a traitor to your people! Northern and not liking a pork pie should be a catalpa offense. I assume you have never eaten a pork pie from Taylors of Darlington, purveyors of the finest pork pies known to man.

They should always be served hot to avoid the jelly problems many describe.



the words of a scholar and a gentleman!
Well, perhaps that's my Southern upbringing coming through.

But then again I am greatly in favour of the Scotch Egg, whose origins presumably lay further north than pork pies !
 

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The scotch egg is a good pork based snack product.
Much prefer the savoury version, or versions involving cheese. Though I've never really been a fan of any preparation of egg that still looks and feels like egg, as I find the white on its own bland, tasteless and slimy (though I like scrambled and omelettes, and obviously cake etc).
 

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I call you out, sir, as a traitor to your people! Northern and not liking a pork pie should be a catalpa offense.
Catalpa? I thought "catalpa" was a type of tree native to North America. Are you suggesting that the offender should be put up at the top of such a tree without food; until, famished, he begs to be allowed down again, to break his fast on pork pies?
 

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Catalpa? I thought "catalpa" was a type of tree native to North America. Are you suggesting that the offender should be put up at the top of such a tree without food; until, famished, he begs to be allowed down again, to break his fast on pork pies?
I, momentarily, became so angry and filled with rage that I was unable to type! ;)
 
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Pork pies are a superb high-fat and calorie food, which is just what some people need (and I love.) They are a bit hard going if you try to eat them whole like an apple, but sliced with mustard they are lovely.

I think the jelly adds a nice and different texture too.

They are also available hot and fresh all around Ripon market place and in at least one outlet in Blackpool (the only places I have found them like this) and are a totally different (but still delicious) food.
 
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I know someone who worked in a pork pie factory not far from here who claimed the jelly came in very useful for one male staff member who had more than his fair share of pork.
 

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Eh but some of yous is a load of nancies. There's nowt like a hot pork pie, mushy peas and a sprinkling of Lea & Perrins.
 

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What is the perfect accompaniment to a Pork Pie................

For me it's - "Bring out the Branston" :p
As long as it's not ''Bring out the Branson'':lol:

P.S. As I typed that with Radio 4 in the background someone was singing a song which referred to Richard B - is there no getting away from Beardy?!
 

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Usually on friday I'll have a Pork pie with Stilton on Top, Mmmmmmmm

(from Jacksons, in Chesterfield)

Some of the pubs I frequent have them on sale; The Alehouse in Chesterfield & Doncaster Brewery Tap, nice ones too, not too much jelly
 
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