I was recently provided with photographic evidence that a well respected member of the BBRC has been dabbling with the fine art of savoury production. Sadly no description was submitted the creator feeling that his reputation and photographic evidence would suffice. Well sir I can tell you now that submission of pies must be received with the relevant documentation i.e filling type, pastry type and where possible a sample of said pie should be provided in an airtight container, preferably with a side order of mushy peas and gravy. An email to the submitter requesting the pies authenticity failed to draw a response, either to its provenance or as to what accompanying condiments were served. On this occasion the BPRC found the lack of description unacceptable, though given that photographic evidence was provided were satisfied that a pie ssp had occurred in the Upperthorpe area of Sheffield during June 2010. Future submitters might take note of the above shoddy work when faced with the possibility of scarce/rare pastry products.
Close examination of the pie reveals the presence of a pair of Pie Birds nestling among the nonspecific pastry. Sonogram analysis recorded at 180 degrees centigrade indicated that these birds were well and truly dead - shame on you Mr G!
A more satisfying record was received from a Mr Hague (formerly of Hoyland, Barnsley) who sent in a near perfect description complete with photos of two Pieminister pies that he recently scoffed in Wiltshire - whilst on a trip to tick the nearby Great Bustards. The two pies in question a Matador and a Mr Porky (that's the pie not Mr Hague) were described well and a feature on their tricky separation will appear somewhere soon.