Yes that is right - the Meat Pie was dead and buried at the BakelsSupreme Pie Awards late last week when in their collective wisdom the judges gave the Supreme Pie Award to a - wait for it - gingered Peach and Pear with Cointreau Pie.
Gingered Peach and Pear with Cointreau - that is a bloody pudding surely.
What happened to a good old fashioned Meat Pie - known through most of my life as a `Maggot Pack'? While not a huge fan these days of a mince pie I do enjoy a good plain Steak or Steak and Onion or Steak and Kidney pie and I sure would not waste my hard come by dollars on one of those winning pie.
To ensure sanity returns next year I nominate the following to be judges for the 2013 Supreme Pie Awards:
Piri Weepu, Parekura Horomia and a bloke I know from Wellington who had the nickname `Two Pie' at his place of employment because he had two meat pies for smoko most mornings.
Kairo Seijuro, the Light Rail Avenger
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