A vegan pie has caused hysteria among meat-eaters after it was named the ‘Supreme Champion’ at the National Pie Awards.
The curried sweet potato, butternut squash and spinach pie, created by John Thorner, won the coveted award at the British Pie Awards, overcoming competition from traditional meaty entries.
The vegan treat beat 886 other pies at the competition in Melton Mowbray, Leiscestershire – the home of the pork pie.
This is the first time a vegan pie has won the award in its 11-year history, and meat-eaters and chefs were outraged by the decision.
Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan led the disgust from meat-eaters.
“Pies are supposed to be filled with the most delicious morsels of steak and liver and kidney, with the jelly and little pieces of fat in the middle delicately dripping onto your tongue,” he told The Telegraph.
“A vegan pie? Give me a break.
“The oldest culinary art form left in the world and the vegans have taken it away. It’s a disgrace.
“The millennials have taken over. It’s not a pie competition. It’s a pie in the sky competition.
“We should all just retire now.”
Piers Morgan continued his typical ant-vegan tirade on Good Morning Britain – throwing the pie in the bin without trying a bite.
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“This load of old guff smells horrible, looks horrible, tastes horrible. It’s the way everything is going in the world, everything that is tasteless, pointless and pathetic has to be the new thing.
“It’s not a pie is it? Because it’s got no meat in it. Best pie of the year a meatless pie – absolutely pointless.”
Viewers were quick to ridicule Morgan’s bizarre but familiar outburst on Twitter.
Vegans were delighted by the pie’s victory and welcomed the suggestion that meaty chefs might retire.
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