Mr. C's Hand-Crafted Award Winning Pies

Mr. C's Hand-Crafted Award Winning Pies
Jamesfield Farm Shop, (Bakery Unit) Jamesfield Farm, Abernethy, Perth and Kinross, KY14 6EW
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In 2006, Robert Corrigan was part of the Scottish delegation to Slow Food's Terre Madre in Turin, where he heard complaints about chefs not using the more obscure cuts of meat. Back at home, he put in a bulk order for trotters with Ramsay of Carluke, and started looking into making a go of the pie business, going straight to the top to learn the ropes with a spell at Melton Mowbray. The result is a pie with thick, crisp pastry made from Shipton Mill flour, encasing fillings like Ramsey of Carluke pork, Peelham Farm ruby veal, haggis neeps and tatties or the Scotch Pie Gold award winning Breakfast Pie - streaky bacon, pork, mushrooms, an organic egg and tomato juice jelly. Known as Acanthus Hand-Made Pies until early 2013, the company was then renamed Mr. C's Hand-Crafted Award Winning Pies - and the awards have rolled in, including Gold at the British Pie Awards in 2011, Diamond at the Scotch Pie Awards the same year and 2013, where his pies were also crowned best across all savoury Diamond winners. Mr. C's pies can be found at Crombie's butcher in Edinburgh (including 3lb Christmas pies); Lochbyre Rare Breed Meat and Peelham Farm's farmers' markets stalls; Hopetoun Farm Shop; Loch Leven's Larder and Gloagburn Farm Shop, among others.

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