For the first time in 11 years of the British Pie Awards, a vegan pie has won overall beating its meat competitors.
Outrage was caused as the winning pastry was a 100% plant-based Curried Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash and Spinach Pie, produced by Jon Thorner.
“The oldest culinary art form in the world and vegans have taken it away!”
Furthermore Thorner isn’t a vegan, but actually a butcher from the South West.
“A vegan pie? Give me a break!”
Owner of The Vegan Owl, Lisa Buck, who was a contestant last year at the awards but is now an officiator, got asked by the pie awards to sponsor the new vegan category, which she accepted.
Lisa Buck, told Vegan Food UK: “I am over the moon that a pie from the Vegan Class was awarded Supreme Champion.”
She continued: “It was the first pie on the judging table and was scrutinised by myself and head judge Tim Coleman. My initial reaction when I tasted it was ‘that’s a banging pie!“
Lisa’s award winning pastries have featured on ITV’s This Morning and The Chris Evan’s Breakfast Show on Radio 2. Look out for The Vegan Owl in shops this spring.
Quotes in green throughout this article are reactions at the British Pie Awards according to The Telegraph.