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Pie Love Monthly 2022 is here…

Michael is now taking orders for his delectable handmade pies once a month for pre-order on one Wednesday of the month.

You can now place an order for home delivery (within 2 miles of NN2, or doorstep collection from the Food Library in Cecil Road):

16th February
16th March
6th April
11th May

See the menu below to whet your appetite, order now by emailing michael@food-library.co.uk

***16th Feburary Menu***

The Glory ~ Vegan Pie Love
£4.50

Beetroot, Sweet Potato, Celeriac & Chard makes The Glory a multiverse of flavours & textures, layered upon each other creating a visual display of winter root. Built with our vegan pastry.

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

Walk on the Wildside ~ Pheasant & Walnut Pie Love (contains nuts)
£5.00

Take a walk, get wild with this packed pheasant Pie Love, acquired from local shoots from local field-to-fork game famers ‘Rutting Reds’. This Pie Love is robust with, confit legs, pan fried breasts, sautéed root vegetables, Food Library Blackberry Whiskey Liqueur, all combined in our game stock. (Please note this pie contains game and may occasionally contain small shot or bones).

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

Heart Breaker ~ Chicken, Mushroom, Ham & Tarragon Pie Love
£5.50

Once you’ve tried it, you will just want more. This popular Pie Love is packed with the flavours that personify comfort.

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

***16th March Menu***

Shroom Over Darling – Mushroom & Stout Vegan Pie Love
£5

Earthy, robust and dare we say it, very ‘shhroomy’. Three types of mushrooms, combined with vegetables, cooked in a rich vegan stout and encased in a vegan pastry.

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

The Ace of Spades – Ox Cheek & Mushroom Pie Love
£5.50

The Ace of Spades is the dark art of pie making in the truest sense of the word, it’s as loud as its moniker implies it to be, and twice as loud in proclaiming its flavours. Hours in the making, constructed with two forms of pastry, cooked in dark stout, along with a deep red wine.

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

Heart Breaker ~ Chicken, Mushroom, Ham & Tarragon Pie Love
£5.50

Once you’ve tried it, you will just want more. This popular Pie Love is packed with the flavours that personify comfort.

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

***6th April Menu***

The Grand – Tofu Tourtiere

£5.50

“Tourtiere” is French Canadian and traditional in origin pie. This vegan take employs extra firm tofu, boosted in flavour with herbs and added smoky paprika, it’s all Pie Love.

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

The Mighty Moo – Steak & Ale Pie Love
£5.50

If you are a traditionalist at heart this is the pie for you, The Mighty Moo delivers everything you might want from a trad pie, steak, and real ale, held in the ‘best pastry in town’.

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

The High Priestess – Chicken Vindalho Pie Love
£5.50

Or “Vindaloo”, a staple in the British curry house. This recipe originates from Goa, ruled by the Portuguese for 450 years, ending in 1961. Vindalho is based on the Portuguese dish, ‘Carne de Vinha d’alhos’ meaning ‘meat in marinade garlic’. The High Priestess celebrates the infusion that can occur when different cultures live together.

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

***11th May Menu***

The Kitchen Garden Vegan Pie Love

£5.50

This is greens, greens and more greens, collected from The Food Library Kitchen Garden. This Pie Love includes nettles (no they don’t sting your mouth, no it is not a weed, it is healthier for you than spinach but tastes similar and brings something really special to everything it is added to).

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

The L P P L
£5.50

Lamb Pie – Pie Love curry recipe from the heart of the Punjab, India. Slow cooked lamb, flavoured with cloves, cardamom, ginger, garlic, in a cumin pie crust.

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

Chicken Pithivier Pie Love
£5.50

A Pithivier is a construction using 2 disks of puff pastry, with a filing in the middle, constructing a dome. Originating from Pithiviers, France from around 17th Century. They are rapturous in their beauty as an object and this one, a Chicken Pithivier offers something pretty special for this final Pie Love evening. 

Add on: Optional exquisite vegan gravy 100ml £1.50

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All pies created by Michael @ The Food Library with inspiration from their collection of books dedicated to food. Please note that all pies are made in a kitchen that handles allergens.

Unless otherwise specified we are making the ‘Life Boats’ you can see in the gallery below, which are the perfect size for one person, if you would like a larger pie, please don’t hesitate in asking.

Orders are taken up to 7 days in advance. To make your order please email michael@food-library.co.uk. You must notify Michael of any allergies when ordering, please read the allergy & intolerance statement below and check the ingredients.


Allergies and intolerances:

We want everyone to enjoy Food Library produce safely. Our preserves and liqueurs available from our online shop are all vegan, additive free and naturally gluten free. Potential allergens such as mustard seeds are highlighted in bold on our packaging. All pastries are freshly handmade at the library using organic flour, butter, egg, and milk. We ask anyone enjoying fresh food to notify us of allergies and intolerances in good time, so that we can cater for them, wherever possible. The Food Library kitchen is based in our home and therefore all produce is handled in a kitchen exposed to allergens. If you have questions please contact michael@food-library.co.uk

Whilst Michael lovingly prepares food and pies from scratch, a little shard of bone or even shot may from time to time may appear in our game based pies.

We look forward to taking your order through this email

michael@food-library.co.uk

We deliver to 2 miles of NN2, or you can collect from the Food Library on Cecil Road, NN2.

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