Vegan class attracts most entries at British Pie awards
The town of Melton Mowbray is known by many for its pork pies, but at the British Pie awards taking place there this week it has been the vegan category that has attracted the most entries.
“It took people a while to accept the vegetarian class, but the vegan class? In the home of the Melton Mowbray pork pie? That was a bit of a challenge,” said Matthew O’Callaghan, the chairman of the town’s pork pie association – despite being a vegetarian himself.
“We wanted to make the pie awards inclusive. I know it’s a bandwagon, but I think a lot of butchers and others are entering the vegan class to test new recipes and flavours. But I don’t think the classics are going anywhere. Steak and ale is always …
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