THE hunt is on the for best steak pie in the land - and to boost
EBLEX National Steak Pie Champion 2005, Amanda Hodge from The Mill Inn,
Penrith, Cumbria with her winning hand-made 'Blencathra Pie' (named after the Cumbrian Fell which towers above the pub) which uses well-matured
quality Cumbrian Galloway beef, sourced from a farm nearby.
Pubs, hotels and restaurants across England are being challenged
English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) to show just how well they
together the ingredients for one of the nation's favourite meals.
The winning chef - who has to have made the pie from scratch using
ingredients - will win the title "National Steak Pie Champion
2006" and a
prize worth £10,000.
Among the qualities judges will be concentrating on will be the
of the filling, the quality and provenance of the meat and the
flavour of the pastry.
They will also be looking for innovative ingredients to boost
the flavour of
the national favourite.
If you have someone you would you think should enter, they can
get an entry
form from Chantel or Caroline on 020 8974 2404 or at www.eblex.org.uk
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