Posted on March 3rd, 2015
British Pie Week – March 2nd-8th 2015
This is the final day that Arments are celebrating the great English dish of Pie, Mash and Liquor, and your last opportunity to win one of 10 free pie and mash dinners by quoting our slogan of the day at the bottom of this page.
British Pie Week was launched in 2007 and was the creation of Jus-Rol, the well-known pastry manufacturers. Interestingly, it was the women in their bakery who can be attributed to giving Jus-Rol it’s name as when asked what they did with the pastry trimmings, they said ‘we just roll it out’.
History of the Pie:
With the need to take long lasting food on extended journeys and the introduction of the milling of cereals to make flour, the fusion created the first known pie. In medieval England, they were called pyes, they were predominantly savoury, being filled with beef, lamb, wild duck, magpie pigeon, spiced with pepper, currants or dates. Historians trace pie’s initial origins to the Greeks, who are thought to be the originators of the pastry shell, which they made by combining water and flour.
In the 1400’s song birds were a fine delicacy pie filling and cooked birds were frequently placed on top of large pies by Royal cooks to show it contents. This was adapted in pre-Victorian times to the porcelain ornament to not only let out steam but to also show the sign of a good pie.
Whilst Arments hasn’t been around quite so long, we have over 100 years’ experience in the art of good English pie making which began with an Eel pie back in 1914. Today on our menu you will find more traditional fillings these being Steak Pie, Steak and Kidney Pie and well as a variety of fruit pies, made to genuine recipes handed down through three generations.
So, back to our celebration of British Pie Week: Slogan of the Day:
The first 10 people to come into our shop and say the slogan of the day to the girl serving behind our counter will win single pie, mash and liquor, eat in or takeaway!
Day 5: Saturday 7th March, Slogan of the Day:
“You too can have a pie like mine!”