Sunday 24 February 2013

All about Pies

Who ate all the pies? That would be me. I love pies. I also love living on Chorlton Green, so when the two combine as they did on Saturday, I'm a very happy chap indeed. The last Saturday of the month is the farmers market on the green, which was started by The Horse and Jockey.
A vintage Chorlton Green Postcard. Believe it or not, I'm actually on this picture!

It's a brilliant idea, but I know the stallholders have reported the takings to be down over the last 12 months, so I think we should support it. Mrs Bacon went down to pick up some pies for our tea from All About Pies. She came back with Wow Wow beef (with port), Minted Lamb and Homity (their best seller.) Years of training, and she knows the ones I'd choose!

Proper home made and imperfect is always superior.
I popped back down to take a few pictures, and chat with John who is All about Pies. He supplies The Beech pub. It's hard to resist, when the deal is a pint and a pie for £5. They are normally priced at a very reasonable £2 to £2.50 mark. You can also get them from Epicerie Ludo in Chorlton.

We really enjoyed them all, but if I had to choose one, it'd be the Minted Lamb, perfect with mash, veg & gravy. The crust is nice and crusty, and the classic lamb and mint is like a Sunday dinner in pie form. Perfect!

1 comment:

  1. I love those pies - will be schlepping over to the H & J really soon...