According to AC Nielsen, a marketing research firm, the British pie market is worth £229 million a year.

(The traditional steak, and steak and kidney pies are still Britain’s favourites, but you can also buy more sophisticated varieties; including Aberdeen Angus minced steak with stilton, chicken and Wiltshire ham, and even lamb and mint pies.

References to ‘pyes’ as a food have been noted in English and Latin literature from as early as the 12th century and the full description of a pie as we would know it appears in books of the 14th century.)

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