‘It’s just a casserole with a lid!’ Twitter users share snaps of the WORST pies they’ve ever had – as purists mock restaurant trend of serving stews with a pastry topping

‘It’s just a casserole with a lid!’ Twitter users share snaps of the WORST pies they’ve ever had – as purists mock restaurant trend of serving stews with a pastry topping

A debate has been raging online about what makes a pie a true classic Many argue it a proper pie has to be entirely encased in pastry or it's a stew Diners have shared photos of the worst examples of pesky 'pastry lids' A pie is a staple of classic British cuisine but a new trend of deconstructing this hearty meal and turning it into a stew with a pastry lid has riled food lovers. Now foodies have shared the worst examples of this craze on Twitter and Instagram as they debate what makes a dish a true pie on social media. The popular Twitter account We Want Plates, which is dedicated to sharing photos of food served up in ridiculous ways - started the debate to mark British Pie Week, a national celebration of this pub menu icon. Soon dozens of purists were mocking the restaurant trend of serving stews with pastry lids on top and calling them 'pies'. They insist that a pie can only be called by this name if the entire meal is encased in pastry. They've shared what they believe are the worst examples of this craze on social media... so do you agree?

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  • A debate has been raging online about what makes a pie a true classic
  • Many argue it a proper pie has to be entirely encased in pastry or it’s a stew
  • Diners have shared photos of the worst examples of pesky ‘pastry lids’

A pie is a staple of classic British cuisine but a new trend of deconstructing this hearty meal and turning it into a stew with a pastry lid has riled food lovers.

Now foodies have shared the worst examples of this craze on Twitter and Instagram as they debate what makes a dish a true pie on social media.

The popular Twitter account We Want Plates, which is dedicated to sharing photos of food served up in ridiculous ways – started the debate to mark British Pie Week, a national celebration of this pub menu icon.

Soon dozens of purists were mocking the restaurant trend of serving stews with pastry lids on top and calling them ‘pies’.

They insist that a pie can only be called by this name if the entire meal is encased in pastry.

They’ve shared what they believe are the worst examples of this craze on social media… so do you agree?

This restaurant served up a stew in a cast iron pot with a detachable puff pastry lid - and claimed it was a 'pie'. But many, many Twitter users disagree. Do you?
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This restaurant served up a stew in a cast iron pot with a detachable puff pastry lid – and claimed it was a ‘pie’. But many, many Twitter users disagree. Do you?
Yet another 'pie' that is in fact a pool of casserole with an undercooked slab of pastry served on the side. Many purists say that a pie can only be called a pie if the entirety is encased in pastry
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