Sunday, 29 April 2007

M and M Rutland Butchers

Gelderston was the location to try these fine pork pies that Paul had purchased from M & M Rutland Butchers, in an attempt to provide the best pork pie. Not only had he chosen to source his pies from a quality butcher, he had an accomplice in Liz - he'd bought them frozen & Liz had cooked them just hours before they were sampled for optimum freshness... it paid off, for these pies with a little onion marmalade came in with a stonking score of 9.28571 with a standard deviation of 0.56695. This gives M & M Rutland a normalised score of 9.5, the same as Mrs. King but she had a lower standard deviation and higher native score, so appropriately, retains her crown.

Sunday, 22 April 2007


Organic Saddleback pork pies from Brays were sampled at Binham today. These were quite gamey, but hit the spot scoring a high 8.16666, just beating last weeks pie from Sillfield Farm. The standard deviation was a low 0.25. A normalised score of 8 then for Brays.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Sillfield Farm

Great Yarmouth was the venue to savor another great pork pie delicacy that Charles sourced from Borough Market. This large pie was from Sillfield Farm in the Lake District, who specialise in amongst other animals free range rare breed pigs. This probably accounts for the pies filling having a nice meaty texture scoring a tasty 8.23636 with a standard deviation of 0.74468, so a normalised score of 8 for Sillfield Farm.
Born in 2005, no two piglets were alike, the mother is a black and white Saddleback.