As the premiere pie and mash restaurant in London using a traditional recipe handed down for generations, we can “talk” pie all day.
Pie is rooted in Classic English food – nowadays with many different fillings, but always a comfort food for all.
|Pie||Dish made by lining a shallow container with pastry and filling the container with a sweet or savoury mixture. A top crust may be added, the pie is baked until the crust is crisp and the filling is cooked through.Mark Twain frequently used just ‘pie’ to mean pleasant or accommodating in ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’, 1984.An archaic or dialect name for magpie.|
|Be pie on||To be keen on|
|Have a finger in the pie||To have an interest or take part in some activity. To meddle or interfere.|
|Pie in the Sky||Illusionary hope or promise of some future good or false optimism.|
|Pie-eyed||Slang term for drunk. Intoxicated.|
|Pie-faced||Having a broad, flat face and sometimes, a vacuous or stupid expression. (Origin 1910-15).|
|Pie Plant||The edible Rhubarb, Rheum Rhabarbarum.|
|Pie Chart||Circular graph used in statistics that is divided like a pie to depict a portion of the variables.|
|Pie in the Face||Classic slapstick comedy and humour where a pie is pushed in the face of an unsuspecting victim.|
|Pie Bald||Having patches of black and white or other colour e.g a pie bald horse.|
|Apple Pie Bed||Practical joke, with bed-sheets folded preventing the person from getting in – generally assumed to be derived from the apple turnover pastry, but more likely from the French ‘nappe pliee’ – meaning ‘folded sheet’.|
|Eat Humble Pie||Admitting error, eating ones words.|
|Who ate all the pies?||A chant first sung in 1984 by Sheffield United fans, about goalkeeper William ‘fatty’ Foulke (1874-1916) who weighed 24 stone (150 kg), and aimed at fat footballers.Our Photographer who ate everything he photographed…and more!|
|Pie-rides||Classical Mythology:Muses.Nine Thessalian Maidens who challenged the Muses to a singing contest, lost, and were changed into magpies for insulting their victors.|
|Easy as pie||Extremely easy or simple.|
|Nice as Pie||Extremely well agreeable.|
|Georgie Porgie, Pudding and Pie kissed the girls and made them cry.
When the boys came out to play, Georgie Porgie ran away.
|Naughty Georgie Porgie of the Stuart era.|
|The origins of the lyrics are English and refer to the courtier George Villiers, 1st Duke of Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628). King James 1st took Villiers as his lover. Villier’s good looks also appeal to the ladies and his highly suspect morals were much questioned. He had a notorious affair with Anne of Austria and the romantic elements are featured in the novel ‘The Three Musketeers’ by Alexander Dumas.|