Pies are an integral part of our food culture and heritage, and have become increasingly fashionable, in part driven by gastro pubs, artisan pie makers, and the explosion of boutique summer festivals across the country. Pieminister – the creation of Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon – is leading the charge in this pie revolution. Founded in 2003, Pieminister has won more than 30 awards, is stocked in all the major supermarkets, has a massive presence at all the leading music festivals, and is sold in hundreds of delis and pubs around the country. Pieminister also runs a hugely successful and expanding chain of shops and stalls across the country.
The first Pieminister book brings together over 60 original recipes, ranging from much-loved favourites to classics that have been excitingly re-interpreted (such as lamb and dansak pie). There are also modern vegetarian recipes (such as courgette, chickpea and filo pie) and sweet pies. As well as recipes, there are also features to help you plant an allotment and how to survive a festival. Designed by A-Side Studio and with photography by James Bowden and quirky illustrations in the mix, this is a book that works equally well in the kitchen, on the coffee table, or by the bedside. It shares the same irreverent and entertaining style that has made the brand instantly recognisable and such a nationwide success.
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