A Japanese living in London writes anything about everyday life in UK – cafe, restaurant, design, stores, politics, news, events, art/museums, films, food, fashion, travel etc. イギリス暮らしもかれこれ10年。カフェ、レストラン、デザイン、お店、政治、ニュース、イベント、アート／美術館、映画、食、ファッション、旅行等々、ロンドンでの日常生活や、英国に関する情報を思いつくままに綴ります。
Among all the important news of the day such as Nelson Mandela’s death, 2014 Fifa World Cup draw, and strong storm hit UK yesterday, the most viewed news on Telegraph web is about ‘alien’ like creature spotted in Bristol Harbor. According to the Telegraph, this rare creature that even experts haven’t seen before could be:
Pie is one of the British national foods, as well as fish & chips. Most of the British love pies and you can find them on the menu of any British restaurants or pubs. These are the Pieminister‘s pies I bought because of its attractive packages. These easy-to-cook pies, just put it in the oven, are all handmade with high quality ingredients – free range British meat and eggs, fresh vegetable – and no artificial colors and flavors. Its pastry is crispy and fillings are delicious. Pieminister’s pies won a number of awards and had good coverage by the media. Even Queen Elizabeth had them at the Christmas party in 2005!
Pieminister was started in Bristol in 2003 by two men – started from their small circle and took the pies to music festivals including Glastonbury, and people loved them. Now Pieminister owns some cafés in Bristol and Oxford etc, and their pies are sold at some of the finest food halls, delis, and restaurants, as well as upscale markets such as Borough Market and Covent Garden Market. You can also buy the pies at Waitrose supermarket for reasonable £3.75 (I bought at Ocado, the online grocery sells Waitrose items). The photos below are of the mobile shop on Upper street, Angel. There are only few tables and chairs, but the signboard with yellow birds and nice logo types is very cute.