Morecambe has best pies in Britain

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MORECAMBE Football Club’s pies are top of the league!

A Chicken, Ham and Leek pie produced by Morecambe Football Club took the cup as Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards.

The annual competition, organised and hosted by the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, featured 619 pies produced by bakers and butchers from across the country.

Pies were judges by celebrity chefs, pie experts and top food writers including Rachel Green, Tamasin Day Lewis and Charles Campion.

The Supreme Champion pie-maker, Graham Aimson from Morecambe FC, who was selected amongst the winners of each of the 12 categories, received a £1,000 prize.

Graham said: “I have been a chef for 15 years and I pride myself on the quality and taste of my pies. However receiving this recognition by some of the country’s best food experts is an absolute honour.

“I know these awards are entered by the best bakers in the country, there was stiff competition so I am very proud of this achievement.”

Chairman of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, Matthew O’Callaghan, said: “We are thrilled with the standard of pies. Almost two third of entrants were classed as small producers and we are delighted that they, as well as the bigger names in the industry, recognise the value of this event.”

The awards, were held at St Mary’s Church in Melton Mowbray.