- A temple of pork pies in Melton Mowbray

Pork pies - keep them in the car!

Is it just me or is this strange?

1y ago

I went to a little get together over Christmas at breakfast time - that's right pretty much 24 hour eating going on - but I was shocked to be offered a pork pie for breakfast!

Apparently the pork pie was a traditional breakfast in the Midlands many years ago but I simply had never heard of it blatantly being flaunted first thing in the morning.

Despite being from Lancashire where pie eating is pretty much accepted as de rigueur any time of day I could not bring myself to guzzle a pork pie in public and I don't remember seeing anyone else eat one at the event either.

OK I've seen my husband down one on the way home from the supermarket - but not in the early years when we were still in the honeymoon phase but it's simply not romantic somehow - oh no it's not socially acceptable - they have to be eaten in secret don't they?

I googled up a bit of research which told me we spend a whopping billion pounds a year on pies in the UK but you never see them eaten.

The only signs of most pie habits are crumbs on the dashboard, maybe a bit of jelly on the steering wheel or some furtive wrappers well hidden under the car seat.

Am I the only one that thinks it the way it is and the way it should stay?

Pork and chicken hand raised pie

Pork and chicken hand raised pie

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Comments (9)

  • Never heard of them for breakfast. But I am partial to a good pork pie. I still drive my car to the dealership I got it from to get it serviced, purely because it’s in Melton Mowbray, the home of the pork pie.

      1 year ago
    • Thats lucky I loved that shop. Do you know anywhere good to eat nearby as I go agin in a couple of weeks.

        1 year ago
    • Not particularly, I usually get a pork pie and do a bit of shopping.

        1 year ago
  • Wouldn’t say it was a guilty pleasure that should be consumed in private but probably not for breakfast. Brunch at the earliest

      1 year ago
  • Although that sounds just wrong as pie should be sweet, it's a very interesting tidbit. It does indeed look like ye olde pie shoppe...

      1 year ago
    • Pie should be sweet? Steak and Kidney, Chicken and Mushroom, I could go on but you can check this 'short' list - www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/family/best-ever-pie-recipes/

        1 year ago
    • Oh yes its an award winning shop which a lot of tourists visit in Melton Mowbray. These pies are so good that "Melton Mowbray Pork Pie" is a designated food name by the government to keep the standard high. They sell pies made here in...

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        1 year ago