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Pork Pies in Canberra?

By mr stanhopeless - 16 March 2009 23

Hi,

My father in law is coming over to stay with us for a couple of months from the UK.

He’s told us that the one thing he’ll miss about the mother land is a good pork pie.

So I’m just wondering – is there anywhere to get one in Canberra? South or North, I hear a pork pie is worth the travel!

Thanks.

What’s Your opinion?


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Pork Pies in Canberra?
Thumper 6:27 pm 16 Mar 09

We’re not talking four ‘n twenty here…

Woody Mann-Caruso 5:07 pm 16 Mar 09

I’m getting the feeling a pork pie is not just a meat pie with pork instead of beef/lamb

Yep – very different kinds of pie. A thicker, much shorter hot water pastry, enriched with lard (it stands up on its own, even after you’ve cut wedges from it); large chunks of pork, delicately seasoned; a gelatine-rich broth poured into the top before baking to set the whole in a sublime jelly; served cool.

Damn, now I want one.

trevar 4:33 pm 16 Mar 09

Holden Caulfield said :

I think you can get good pork pies at the Legislative Assembly.

You can also get them on the other side of the lake, on either side of capital hill. The ones from the green shop tend to be bigger than the ones from the red shop, though.

Holden Caulfield 3:45 pm 16 Mar 09

I think you can get good pork pies at the Legislative Assembly.

Jim Jones 2:55 pm 16 Mar 09

poptop said :

Very ordinary pork pies are available at practically every supermaket delicatessen.

I regularly get pork pies at supermarket delis, and find them 50/50 (half good, half ordinary).

mossrocket 1:33 pm 16 Mar 09

Braidwood Deli serve em – quite nice…
bit of a drive tho – but if you’re on the way to the coast – boycott the bakery and go two doors down to the deli who serve good pasties too…

astrojax 1:11 pm 16 Mar 09

probably the same chap at EPIC markets saturday mornings (so presumably queanbeyan sat arvos?)

the deli out at belco markets – both in fact – have a selection of pies not usually obtainable at supermarket delis, which while bland do in a pinch.

and yup, lisa, these are delectable smallgoods with a pressed and spiced pork mixture cooked and set in it’s own gelatine inside a pastry served cold, lest the gelatine runs everywhere. much yumness.

Pommy bastard 1:01 pm 16 Mar 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Farmers Markets at Woden CIT on Sunday mornings. There’s a guy there who does a range of pastries including quite respectable pork pies in a range of sizes.

And they are quite excellent ones too

lisagrace 12:46 pm 16 Mar 09

Pardon my ignorance, but I’m getting the feeling a pork pie is not just a meat pie with pork instead of beef/lamb/non-specific meat type products?

peterh 12:37 pm 16 Mar 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Recreating the experience of living at home while abroad, even for short periods of time seems to be a uniquely British obsession 😉

Farmers Markets at Woden CIT on Sunday mornings. There’s a guy there who does a range of pastries including quite respectable pork pies in a range of sizes.

+1

does the george harcourt still do pickled eggs?

mmmm pickled eggs…

poptop 12:36 pm 16 Mar 09

Very ordinary pork pies are available at practically every supermaket delicatessen.

I believe the best version is available at the EPIC Farmers Market and the most reasonable second string pie is from the Edelweiss at Woden

phototext 12:33 pm 16 Mar 09

Pretty sure that the butchers in Griffith sells traditional English pork pies.

Woody Mann-Caruso 12:33 pm 16 Mar 09

Recreating the experience of living at home while abroad, even for short periods of time seems to be a uniquely British obsession 😉

Farmers Markets at Woden CIT on Sunday mornings. There’s a guy there who does a range of pastries including quite respectable pork pies in a range of sizes.

Thumper 12:32 pm 16 Mar 09

I place pork pies on a pedestal with jellied eels, both are truly terrible. However, the George Harcourt may still serve them.

ramblingted 12:32 pm 16 Mar 09

don’t bother tha’sen

What they sell ere as boohdy “pork pies” are roobish..if tha tried to sell em dahn Barnsley market com Satdiy, the’d be a bloohdy riot…

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