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The eating of pies

November 8th, 2015 at 09:46am

Earlier this morning, 2UE’s George Moore and Paul B. Kidd had a chat with someone from Garlo’s Pies about the pie maker’s growth in Australia and their expansion in to the US. They noted that most Americans who are given a meat pie instinctively want to eat it with a knife and fork, and the people from Garlo’s Pies have been trying to get them to eat the pies by hand. In reply to that, I sent the following email to George And Paul.

Good morning George and Paul,

I’m sorry, this might be very un-Australian of me, but I think they only way to eat a pie is with a knife and fork, or sometimes I’ll use a spoon to eat the filling and then eat the pastry afterwards.

I don’t like eating much by hand though. Even apples need to be sliced before I eat them!

Have a good week.


George and Paul were amused, but not impressed. I am apparently “one of those” people. I would maintain that one day my knife and fork people will convince the world of the merits of using a knife and fork with a pie, but I fear that day might be some time away.


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  • 1. hopefulau  |  November 8th, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Totally agree and glad that someone else will admit to it. None of my family eat pies with the hands.

  • 2. nbrettoner  |  November 8th, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Dear Samuel,

    I too prefer eating my pies with a fork & knife, although I am ambi-pious*.
    * {able to eat a pie both using & not using the above implements}.
    There was a young gentleman attending the IT academy with me, who ‘had it sorted’. During our 35 minute lunch break he would pop his frozen pie into the student’s microwave. Once done, he’d take two slices of bread, pop one on top, turn bread-pie-plater upside down, remove plate & insert ‘lower’ bread slice, replace plate & a-right his pie pile. Then, the bread slices he’d use as sacrificial pie-holders as he munched away. 🙂


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