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Princely pies at pauper’s prices

14 Oct 2014
2 October 2014

As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, food journalist Andrew Webb has explained why pies are the perfect winter warmer and can fill the family without breaking the bank balance.

Pies can be made of anything found at the back of a cupboard or in the discount aisle at the supermarket, and with hungry Brits on the lookout for cheap and delicious winter meals the Men’s Pie Manual from Haynes could be the perfect antidote.

Andrew Webb, the author of the Haynes Men’s Pie Manual says:

“As we’re nearing winter everyone is forgetting about salads, sun tan lotion and the seaside and are starting to have their minds on the delights of autumn and winter; the falling leaves, thermal underwear and of course, delicious warming food. The ultimate cold weather food is of course, the pie. When you bring a big golden pie to the table and gently break into that flakey pastry to reveal the beautiful ingredients within, even the coldest heart gets warmed.

“As well as being tasty, pies can also save you money. Had a roast chicken on Sunday? Use the leftovers in a pie. Got some fruit on the turn in the fruit bowl? Then make a fruity pie. Seen a bargain at the supermarket? The rule is simple: bulk buy and think pie.”

Great British Menu star and Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge says:

“Andrew Webb is a man after my own heart and his book is packed with proper pies; go on, dig in!”

The Men’s Pie Manual includes everything you need to know about making and baking proper pies. Covering tools and equipment, perfect pastry, and fantastic fillings, it will have you wowing your friends and family.

About the author

Andrew Webb is a food journalist and author. He’s appeared on TV, Radio, and regularly writes for delicious. magazine and various newspapers. He’s also been a judge at the British Pie Awards since 2011 – consequently he knows a good pie when he sees one.

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