Nothing beats a great British pie

Gary Simpson Butchers, gold winning pork pies at Poacher food competition.'Butchers L-R Paul Assett, James Taylor and James Hilton. EMN-150226-104808001
Gary Simpson Butchers, gold winning pork pies at Poacher food competition.'Butchers L-R Paul Assett, James Taylor and James Hilton. EMN-150226-104808001

The standard for British cooking is high and the proof is in the pie.

It can’t be disputed that the traditional pie is among the best British food we have.

Sometimes on a really cold night all you want to do is tuck in to a lovely steak pie. Followed by an apple pie.

Pastry maker Jus-Rol is celebrating this fantastic pastry-filled invention with a national British Pie Week from March 2-8

If you’re a chef or pub and find the thought of this week tickling your taste buds, then head to www.britishpieweek.co.uk for hints and tips to find out how you can make the tastiest and most creative pies for your customers.

There are some great professional recipes for businesses and home cooks by visiting the website.

Sleaford and Lincolnshire has a great heritage when it comes to the great British pie - particularly when it comes to butcher’s made pork pies. In 2014 Gary Simpson’s Butchers of Sleaford and Heckington picked up category gold awards for their pork pies at the Lincolnshire County Foods Poacher Food Awards as well as being crowned Butcher of the Year.

Gary Simpson said “We try and source local products wherever possible and have some excellent suppliers here in Lincolnshire. We have full traceability on all of our products and firmly believe in offering the very best value.”