Sunday, August 17, 2008


I laughed when I heard that pork pie sales are down as health conscious Brits ditch them in favour of healthier fare! Pork pies have always been seen as a quick and tasty snack but it seems they have now become the latest victim as Brits fight the war against obesity. New figures show that British shoppers are buying fewer pork pies than they did a year ago. I’m pretty health conscious myself and try to eat a healthy balanced diet but I don’t think I could ever manage to give up the pork pies. I particularly enjoy them with salad in the Summertime. I tell myself that eating them with salad makes them that bit healthier! I think like most things in life, they are ok as long as they are eaten in moderation. The most famous English pork pies come from Melton Mowbray and they’re delicious! If you fancy having a go at making your own pork pies, click on the link shown below and Delia Smith, one of Britain’s favourite tv cooks will show you how.

Old-Fashioned Raised Pork Pies Recipe from Delia Online


SandyCarlson said...

Learning moderation can be the hard part! We had an English neighbor who was always making meat pies. The smells were delectable. I would be slow to give these up!

Kyle and Svet Keeton said...

Hi Naomi,

I absolutely agree with you: that eating them with salad makes them that bit healthier!. It's absolutely true that with salads pork is less harmful! There is some theory about combination food: Something like that: pork with potatoes or bred is bad, pork with fresh vegetables are good! I really don't know to much about it. So looking forwar one day to read it in your blog!

Best wishes and thank you for appetizing article! Think it's time to eat something ;).

Best wishes,
Svet and Kyle

Naomi said...

Yes English steak and kidney pies in particular smell lovely and taste delicious as well Sandy. Eating them in moderation is difficult though as they taste so good.

Well at least that's what I tell myself Kyle and Svet. I think any meat with fresh vegetables is good for you as long as it's part of a balanced diet. Glad you enjoyed the post.