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It's a time to celebrate all things encased in pastry, a true honour of what's a great British culinary institution.
Happiness is indeed pie-shaped, something enticing enclosed inside a crisp rich pastry shell never fails to please.
A hot pie is the ultimate comfort food during winter, fresh from the oven, the contents bubbling within and when the crust is broken a sudden gush of steam delivers its appetising aromas to eager hungry diners.
A pie can be eaten cold too which of course makes it perfectly portable and just right for any picnic.
Pies can be as simple or as complicated as you wish. You don't even need a recipe – just pastry and your imagination… or you could buy one from our great artisan food producers.
Later this week we'll be pointing you towards those artisan pies and even including a recipe.