I had been craving pork pies for weeks, and upon a little internet search, I discovered there’s a Brit store right near my house. Whaat? How did I not ever know? Mostly it’s souvenirs, sweets you can buy here in your regular grocery store, and some other small things. BUT, to my delight, there is also a refrigerator full of meat pies.
So of course I bought a few, and finally had one, and it was divine. I mean, so divine I started raving about my pork pie to a vegetarian Jew until I realized the irony in that. But seriously. I had a Stilton pork pie, and what’s better than meat and cheese wrapped in a succulent crust. Of course, it was the most meat and salt and dough that I’ve had in weeks so my stomach was definitely in a little bit of a shock, but it was sooooo wonderful. Definitely not something I could eat everyday or I’d start to look like one.
But you know what I love about meat pies as much as I love eating them…I love that so many cultures across the world have their own variation of meat pies. The Brits obviously have a variety, the Chinese have a variety of variations, the Russians have their pirozhki, the Latinos have empanadas, the Greeks also have a variety, and the list goes on and on…so see, we’re not so different after all, are we? We all love meat pies. Well, not the vegetarians, but you know what I mean.
So cheers to the person who made the first meat pie! We’re all united, because of you, and we don’t even know it! Until now, that is…because I’m going to create an international meat pie day…if there isn’t one already, because these days there’s a day for everything.
BIG LOVE & HUGS