Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Pie


A pie is a baked dish with pastry on the top and bottom (just on the bottom is a tart, just on the top is a gastro pub cheat). Easy as pie means very easy (so why can't those over-priced pubs get it right?). A pie chart is a representative circle divided into sections.

Pie in the sky* is unrealistic expectations or promises (possibly made when pie-eyed which means drunk) A pie can also be a piebald (black and white) animal or bird, a chaotic mess of printers' type or a former currency unit in India.

*Not to be confused with pie in Skye which is a picnic on a Scottish island.

24 comments:

Frances Garrood said...

The pies I object to are the ones where the constituent parts are cooked separately, so the pastry is added afterwards as a detachable lid. This is cheating, and you don't get the nice gravy-sodden underside of the pastry.

I thought the pun was rather good, and I don't believe it took you that long to think it up!

Nicola said...

The first time my husband tried a 'real' pie, his face contorted in a way I'd never seen before. Being German, he had never even contemplated the concept of a short crust pastry case filled with something meaty and savoury: the actual taste and texture of it was completely alien to him. So, I have to wait for my Brit visitors to pop over before I spend the time making pie. I hate to think what my hubby's face would look like if I made a steak and kidney pudding - :):)

Christine Howe said...

Pied Wagtail: a British songbird that lurks about watering holes waiting for gastro-pub pie rejects. I didn't know that a pie can refer to a mess of printers' type - thanks for that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd like to picnic on the Isle of Skye.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo, and piebald horse is my fave description of pie.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

love your pie chart

Maggie May said...

I think you've covered all the pies here Patsy.

Anonymous said...

Ah, pies! My father used to eat pastry, usually in the form of a fruit pie almost every day, but I don't allow myself to eat pies anymore. Too fattening, I believe.

Loved your tart chart!

Neil Waring said...

Great photo and now I am hungry - think I need pie.

lizy-expat-writer said...

I hope the thinking section of your pie was accompanied by tea and chocolate cake?

Misha Gericke said...

Piiiiiiieeeee.... O_O

I'm on a diet that doesn't allow pastry. *sniffle sniffle*

Carolb said...

I was hoping for an actual picture of a pie! :D

There's actually boxed rolls of short-crust pastry in my fridge at the moment, waiting for the apples...

Patsy said...

Yep, those are the ones which annoy me, Frances. Either make a pie, or call it something else!

Patsy said...

German's don't eat pies, Nicola? Maybe they're more of a British thing than I thought?

Patsy said...

I like Pied Wagtails, Christine - or Wagtail Pipers as my husband once accidentally called them. We use that name all the time now.

Patsy said...

I can recommend it, Alex. Obviously you'd need pies, square sausage, locally brewed beer ...

Patsy said...

That's because you want one down by the canal in Hats, Suzy!

Patsy said...

I'm rather prod of it, Mac.

Patsy said...

I think so, Maggie - but I could have missed on. It happens.

Patsy said...

I think I prefer pasties, Charlie - but they're no better for the waistline.

Patsy said...

You do, Neil - a nice big wedge of the stuff.

Patsy said...

You know me so well, Lizy.

Patsy said...

Oh no, Misha - sorry I mentioned them now. Can I interest you in a lovely tasty lettuce leaf?

Patsy said...

I couldn't photograph the pie, Crol. Someone ate it (I had help)