MUNCHIES features: Shropshire fidget pie and Christmas pork pies


A couple of features I wrote for MUNCHIES UK

Shropshire, a sparsely populated rural county of under half-a-million people. What has it got? A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad, the majestic Ironbridge, the wonderful landscapes of The Stiperstones hill, and, of course, the world-renowned Shropshire fidget pie.

Except the Shropshire fidget pie is not that famous—not even in Shropshire.”

Read the full article on Shropshire fidget pie on MUNCHIES.


“Pork pies are big business in Yorkshire, especially in December. Walk past the Toppings counter in Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre and you can see just how big: quiches, hot pies, and a plethora of pork pies are all piled high. Although Roger might want otherwise (“Pork pies are like puppies, they’re not just for Christmas!”), the festive season is his busiest time. In the week before Christmas, that stand will take around £15,000 just on pies.”

Read the full piece on MUNCHIES.