“A charming book. With a pie in the oven, all’s right with the world” – Delicious Magazine

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“It’s your bible… full of classic recipes.” – Sunday Times

“Wrapped in a pastry-coloured dust cover and bursting with recipes for just about every kind of pie you could imagine, it’s a delight to read and to cook from.” – The Spectator

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Everyone has a weakness for the perfect pie – succulent, crisp, golden pastry surrounding juicy fillings of infinite variety – one way or the other from the football terraces to the family table, pies are eaten in their millions.

In Pie, well-known food writer, Angela Boggiano seeks to pass on her obsession with pies, featuring delicious recipes alongside her research into the tradition of pies and the part that pie making plays on the country’s heritage. Britain is steeped in pie making traditions, from Cornish pasties to game pies and it’s easy to see why pies are so popular, being a warming and complete meal in themselves.

Being aware of the common fear of pastry making, Angela begins the book with an invaluable introduction to basic pastry and once that is overcome the rest is simple, it’s just a question of choosing the perfect filling.

Whether you want home pies such as braised lamb shank pie, steak and oyster pie or classic beef and ale pie or little picnic sized mini pork and pancetta or smoked salmon, prawn and herb pies there is something for every occasion.

Simple to make and always to be enjoyed , the irresistible recipes in Pie, show you how to master the basic art of pastry making and then how to transform even the most frugal filling into a luxury treat.

The Author
Angela Boggiano is an experience writer and food stylist who has worked for numerous magazines. She currently works as Food Editor at Delicious Magazine. It is Angela’s Italian heritage and Northern England roots that have given her a passion for cooking and a love of writing about good-quality, home-cooked food.

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