Guest Post: An Aussie's Guide to Pies
As you may or may not know, I'm in Canada (probably eating Gold Fish and Tim Horton's (also I'll probably be a bit late with responding to comments and visiting all your blogs and stuff)) right now, so I've gotten a few guest posters lined up to entertain you all. Enjoy!
A couple of interesting facts about me: I am an Aussie “yeah mate,” I love swimming, I surf (sometimes, I have a little fear of sharks, especially after the whole Mick Fanning incident (if you haven't seen it, be prepared to not enter the water again), I enjoy cooking (when I’m not studying… or procrastinating) and I eat pies…
I don't just eat “pies” but meat pies… a hot beef and gravy concoction in a flaky pastry crust from the local bakery in a paper bag with a chocolate milk (the milk isn't in the bag with the pie it is in your other hand so the cold beverage doesn't come in contact with the warm goodness of the pie and make it go soggy (there is an art to pie eating, don’t judge me ;) hahaha)) Anyways… meat pies are the best! *dramatic microphone drop* Whether you are coming out of the surf and needing a warm snack to make your insides happy, or just feelin’ a meat pie for lunch!
This pie thing does cause a bit of controversy. If you said “would you like a pie?” to me, I would respond with a “yes please” and expect a hot beef and gravy concoction in a flaky pastry crust from the local bakery in a paper bag with a chocolate milk etc etc… but if you said to others “would you like a pie?” they may expect a fruit pie…. What is a fruit pie!?!?! *outraged microphone pick up* I know I am being completely objective, but you can't sit and watch the footy eating a fruit pie, or sit on a beach after a surf eating a fruit pie, or be on a long car trip and pull up at a servo and have a fruit pie (sorry that is a bit bogan, a servo is slang for a service station or petrol station, or the place where you stop and put fuel in your car and eat dodgy expensive food), you have a meat pie! Now I'm not to say I dislike fruit pies, my favourite food is fruit…but I am definitely a strong believer in meat in my pies *second, not as dramatic, microphone drop* :)
Thank you so much for reading this and putting up with me (and my bias, non evidence based views on pies)!
Well, what's the final opinion? Fruit or meat pies?