Hand-made pies are a team effort

Marlow Pies production manager Brian Taylor tucks into an English-themed bangers and mash pie...
Marlow Pies production manager Brian Taylor tucks into an English-themed bangers and mash pie created for the Rugby World Cup, in Dunedin yesterday. Photo by Craig Baxter.
In a case of true southern hospitality, a Dunedin bakery is rolling out the welcome mat for visiting rugby teams the best way it knows how - with pies.

Marlow Pies has created six themed pies representing the teams playing at Otago Stadium during the Rugby World Cup.

A Romanian pie features meatballs in a red wine gravy, the Georgians are embodied in a beef, potato and cheese version, the Irish get the full breakfast treatment of sausage, bacon, egg, hash brown, baked beans, tomato and cheese, with sausages, mash, onions and peas for the English, mince bolognaise for the Italians and double-peppered beef for the Argentinians.

Bakery sales manager Bill Milne said coming up with the ingredients for the hand-crafted pies was "a team effort".

"It's just our part of being involved in the rugby bonanza." The pies would be available from today at both Marlow Pies stores, and cafes, bars and food outlets throughout the city.

"What we are trying to do is catch the overflow of restaurants that are chocka - a bit of host responsibility. Feedback has been great from around town."

 

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