You call THIS a pie?

November 9, 2007

Today we have photos from the World Pie Championship. But these are called  “Scotch pies,” even though there is no Scotch in them, nor is there any pie, for that matter. A pie is a specific kind of dessert, with a filling you can describe in exactly two words, like key lime or mom’s apple or warm cherry.

By contrast, these things in the photos have meat in them, or maybe worse. Wikipedia says ”Scotch pies” have a top crust that is lower than the rim, to make room for stuff like baked beans or gravy. I am not making this up, and I can only hope vandals got in and messed with the real Wikipedia entry.

By now you’re saying, “But Bob, if those folks eat pies for their meal, what the heck do they serve for dessert?” I will tell you, because I have eaten in the homes of people over there. They serve fruit. Or maybe worse. Here is the slideshow.

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A World Pie Championship judge John Young poses with two scotch pies during the judging in Dunfermline, Scotland November 7, 2007. REUTERS/David Moir

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Try THAT in the next “pie in the face contest!”

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

It’s obvious they don’t let that guy out much.

That pie actually sounds yummy. Of course, I just woke up and I’m starving to death.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Waiter, there’s a face in my pie!

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Needs an orange rind smile.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

I’m too sexy for my pies.
Too sexy for my pies.

No way I’m baking brownies.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Aye. Now where’s my pie?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

He looks baked. Er.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Ironically, his nickname is Chip.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

He’s the judge. Guess what’s going on underneath the tabletop. I dare you.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

I can’t tell where the pie ends and the creepy guy begins.

I’m over here.

Er.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

If it’s nae Scottish, it’s crap!

Posted by Enigma | Report as abusive