Its British Pie week.  Here are a few facts that make you wonder, what's in 'em ???...


Shakespeare has killed off two characters with pie

A recent study compiled all of Shakespeare's 74 scripted deaths throughout his 38 plays. Among them are stabbings (30), poisonings (four), be-headings (three), and two poor souls had the most creative death of all: they were baked into a pie.

In Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare's first tragedy), Titus Andronicus wreaks revenge on Queen Tamora and her family for their evil deeds by baking her sons into a pie and serving it to her.

The real-life Sweeney Todd

The tale of Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett, the murderous duo who baked their victims in pies and then sold them, might be fictional, but it appears people have been taking inspiration from it in real life.

In 2010, a Russian chef was arrested on suspicion of killing his father-in-law, and serving his remains in pies to customers in a popular cafe for three days before anyone realised. 

On that note, here is a recipe: Creamy Chicken & Black Pudding Pie

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Source:  Telegraph, UK
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