Pieminister… you’ve seen them. There’s a branch on Bold Street. They have, guess what, that’s right pies. And now there’s a vegan pie. From their press release:
“Pieminister has been making pies for nearly 15 years and every single one of them – from their gluten free range to their classics – is famed for its exceptionally good (but undeniably buttery) pastry. So, to create a vegan version good enough to live up to the Pieminister name has been one of their biggest challenges so far. But after nearly a year of mixing, rolling and baking, the family of pie-makers believe they’ve created the most delicious vegan pastry they’ve ever tasted. ”
“Enter Kevin, Pieminister’s first vegan pie, made with British chestnut mushrooms, tomato and red wine with baby onions, red quinoa and thyme.”
“A full-bodied, rich ragu-like filling in a crisp pastry, Kevin has all the taste, texture and depth of flavour enjoyed in a well-made traditional British pie. Great for vegans and vegetarians looking for a quick and delicious dish to tuck into, Kevin is registered with the Vegan Society and carries their trusted Vegan trademark. And as plant-based eating grows in popularity in the UK, Pieminister hopes this pie will not only appeal to the growing vegan community but also encourage others to give veganism a go.”
“Tristan Hogg, Pieminister co-founder says, “We believe everyone should be able to indulge in a really good pie and having nailed our classic and gluten free pastries, we thought it was high time we created a 100% plant-based recipe. We’re really pleased with the result and think even the most carnivorous customers might be very pleasantly surprised by Kevin – we’re hoping it will inspire a few Veganuary pledges in 2019 too!””
“Kevin is on the menu in Pieminister’s restaurants and cafes and in selected Waitrose branches and independent food retailers nationwide (270g, RRP £2.80). The pie can also be delivered direct through Pieminister’s online shop and through Ocado.com.”
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I don’t know if giving a vegan pie a human name is taking the piss, but they do this naming thing with all their products. Either way if you’ve tried one leave a comment below and let others know if it’s any good.
… And that’s not all. We can (probably not) exclusively reveal here that coming in Autumn from the same people – vegan ice cream !
Launching an ice cream in the Autumn instead of now, giving a vegan pie a human name. Makes perfect sense.