Voice of the Beehive

British Pies

The 23rd January saw the opening of the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival. I can think of worse ways to spend a winters afternoon! The stouts being the current brew on trend with samplings of names like Pain au Chocolat Stout and Chocolate Pastry Stout. To keep the munchies at bay we stocked up on …

Australian Pie Treat

Pies Around The World

To some Australians the 26th January is referred to as Invasion Day – to others it is Australia Day and the general theme promoted is that you get your BBQ out or head to the local beach.  I had other things in mind as I made my way up the Pacific Ocean Road on the …

Do You Do Roo?

Pies Around The World

So after a day scuba diving on the Great Barrier reef and looking forward to a some locally brewed ale at Hemingways what better way to satisfy those hunger pangs than visit local pie maker Mocka’s in Port Douglas. This local institution has been serving classic Aussie Pies since 1969 which are all made on …

Over the Bridge in Portugal

Pies Around The World

After sampling the Empanadas of Patagonia, I decided it was time to re-visit Portugal to sample their Pie offerings. My anticipation was raised as a couple of years ago in Lisbon when I’d discovered the Doce Real Café in the Principe Real district that did the most exquisite chicken pies. So with this in mind …

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