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'Pie Fidelity: In Defense of British Food'

  • The Stable 31b The Square Winchester, England, SO23 9EX United Kingdom (map)

Event kindly sponsored by The Stable

The Stable, 31B The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EX

In Britain, we have always had an awkward relationship with food. We've been told for so long that we are terrible cooks and yet when someone with a clipboard asks us what the best things are about being British, our traditional food and drink are more important than the monarchy and at least as significant as our landscape and national monuments in defining a collective notion of who we are. 

Taking nine archetypically British dishes - Pie and Peas, A Cheese Sandwich, Fish and Chips, Spag Bol, Devonshire Cream Tea, Curry, The Full English, The Sunday Roast and a Crumble with Custard - and enjoying them in their most typical settings, award-winning food and drink writer Pete Brown returns to Winchester after his packed The Apple Orchard event last year to examines just how fundamental food is to our sense of identity, perhaps even our sense of pride, and the ways in which we understand our place in the world.

In an informative, funny and sometimes quite poignant illustrated talk, Pete, talks us through the complex mathematics behind the full English breakfast, explains the link between roast beef and Brexit, and argues that our traditional food and drink have been unfairly maligned

●  Thursday 19 September: 1930-2030

Pete’s tour was fully booked last year, so book early to avoid disappointment. This event is for over 18 years only.

The talk will be taking place in our events area which is located in our upstairs dining area, and unfortunately there is no wheelchair access.

Talk takes 1 hour.