Peter Charnley and Mark Travis will be appearing on Northern Foods, a Channel 5 food programme one Thursday in January, Click here to watch the Great Northen Cookbook. Youtube
Charity Pork Pie Competition Results 2013
1st Mellor’s Of Newark
2nd Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop, Netherton, Huddersfield
3rd Bolster Moor Farm Shop, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield
4th Robinson’s Farm Shop, Northowram, Halifax
1st Broster’s Farm Shop, Lindley, Hudds
2nd Robinson’s Farm Shop, Northowram, Halifax
3rd Paul’s Family Butchers, Moor Bottom, Honley, Huddersfield
A fantastic turn out this year, thanks to the lovely sunny weather!
Prizes awarded by Hannah Cockroft, our fantastic Celebrity Guest Judge and double Paralympic Gold medallist – who’ll need to train very hard this week!
All proceeds to Hannah’s chosen charity, the Forget-me-not Childrens’ Hospice, Huddersfield.
Pie Club History
Perfect pies come up the Valley that’s the verdict of the Pork Pie Appreciation Society.
The Pie Club, which meets every week at The Bridge In Ripponden, has named two Colne Valley
butchers as top pie makers.
Members of The Pie Club, founded in 1984 by eight friends, have given top marks to Golcar butcher Stuart Booth and Knights butchers of Marsden.
Pies are judged on crispness of pastry, well seasoned filling, quantity of jelly and freshness. Some Pie Club members have become such connoisseurs they claim they can tell whether pies are from a baker’s or butcher’s and exactly when they were baked.
Golcar butcher Mr Booth who has a family business well established in James Street, said his secret for a good pie rests with the seasoning. Pies are made daily on the premises and Mr Booth is aware that Pie Club members test his pork pies from time to time.
Marsden butchers A and E Knight of Bridge End have been in the pie making business for 11 years. Robert and Elizabeth Knight make their pies on the premises following a recipe which they believe makes their products popular locally.
Founder member of The Pie Club, Peter Charnley said: “I suppose our organisation is a little eccentric, It’s great fun and avery convivial way of spending a couple of hours over a few beers. It’s a great Yorkshire tradition eating pork pies. We search far and wide but find that the best pies are near home and have earned the best marks so far.”
By SUSAN HAMPSHIRE