Sunday, 26 November 2006

Mrs. King's (since 1853) and Cley Deli

Hardingham was the location of Sunday's pie festival: Charles, the former Pie Master, had sourced a huge Melton Mowbray pork pie from the Borough Market, London made by Mrs Elizabeth King Ltd, a member of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association. This fantastic pie scored a whopping 9.5, with a low standard deviation of 0.31623, propelling it straight to the top of the league table. A hard act to follow, but Manola did us proud with a pork pie from the Picnic Fayre Deli at Cley next the Sea. The pie filling was almost Paté like and very tasty. This pie scored highly with a score of 8.5 also with a low standard deviation of 0.31623, quite an achievement, following on from Mrs. King's.

Sunday, 19 November 2006

Tavern Tasty Meats

Ricky visited the Farmers Market in Wymondham to source this weeks pork pie: A pie from "Tavern Tasty Meats". After an appetising walk around Glandford the pie munching panel awarded this pie 8.5 out of 10 with a standard deviation of 0.83666.

Sunday, 12 November 2006

Wm Morrison individual pork pies

We went down market on the second Sunday of the month with individual pork pies from Wm Morrison. These mini pork pies were consumed after a walk round the beautiful Ludham water tower. Despite a walk with such stunning views to work up an appetite, they only managed a normalised score of 4.5. The 1980 beautiful Ludham water tower, identical to the 1977 Raveningham tower, however this tower was the first in the country to have the 250,000 gallon bowl constructed at ground level around the shaft, then the 600 tonne bowl was jacked-up and jointed to the shaft. This technique was pioneered in Örebro, Sweden in 1956.

Sunday, 5 November 2006

Marks and Spencer Hand Finished Melton Mowbray

Bungay was the venue to sample Marks & Spencer's Large (440g) Hand Finished Melton Mowbray pie. Despite it having a lardy pastry it was judged to be a good pie with a peppery meat filling, giving it a normalised score of 7.5. Once the pie was judged, Don Warman, produced sparklers so that we could celebrate the failure of Gunpowder Plot: