banner

Preparation info

  • For 6 pies, each serving

    1-2

    people
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

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

Oats in the North, Wheat from the South

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

There is a town in the landlocked Midlands that is famous for its Pork pies. A blue commemorative plaque in Melton Mowbray celebrates Edward Adcock as the first baker to have produced the Melton Mowbray Pork pie, in 1831. Indeed, advertisements from the mid-19th century show that the Melton Mowbray Pork pie was by then considered a local speciality. The Melton Mowbray Pork pie is the only pie to have received a protected PGI status from the EU. The PGI statement explains that Pork pies beca