This year’s British Pie Awards will introduce three new categories, including a Vegan Pie class.
The 11th annual British Pie Awards will be held in Melton Mowbray, home of the pork pie. The judging is taken very seriously, and all entries must be baked, totally encased in pastry and commercially available in the UK.
Matthew O’Callaghan, Chairman of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association (and host of the Awards), told British Baker: ‘Over the past 11 years we’ve judged over 8,000 pies, with the help of around 150 pie connoisseurs and culinary experts. Each pie is judged on presentation, consistency and, of course, flavour – it’s a very serious, albeit delicious, undertaking.’
Alongside the new Vegan Pie class, the awards will also introduce a new Fish and Chip Shop class and a Best Young Piemaker award.
O’Callaghan said: ‘Every year we’re blown away by the creativity and quality that goes into reinventing, or perfecting, a national favourite. With the new Vegan Pie class and Fish and Chip Shop class, we expect this year will be equally exciting, if not more so.’
Find out more about the British Pie Awards at www.britishpieawards.co.uk.
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