Derby picnic pie with eggs

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Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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In 1900, Frederick Vine published the recipe for a Derby pie in one of his books. At first I thought the pie was named after the county of Derby or Derbyshire, but thanks to the introduction to Vine’s recipe, I discovered that this pie was so named because it was a popular snack at derby picnic parties. In the past it was popular for people to make a day out of the local derby – a football match between two local teams. There were very extensive picnic options and sometimes people even brou