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Book title: Pie Society: Traditional Savoury Pies, Pasties and Puddings from Across the British Isles
ISBN: 978-1874181682
Publication date: October 2010
Author: Tom Bridge
Quick bio: Tom Bridge is a food historian and the author of many best-selling cookery books, including The Heartbeat Cookbook, to accompany the TV series, Bridge on British Beef and The Ultimate Game Cookbook. Tom’s biography of Dr William Kitchiner (Dr William Kitchiner: Regency Eccentric, written with Colin Cooper English) was a runner-up for the André Simon Award.

His latest book, Pie Society: traditional savoury pies, pasties and puddings from across the British Isles, is a wonderful combination of pie recipes and nuggets of history, championing good producers and locally sourced ingredients. Also planned for 2010/11 are The Lunchbox Cookbook and The Story of Rosa Lewis (better known as the Duchess of Duke Street), but he has other ideas too! Now semi-retired, Tom spends his time writing, demonstrating at food festivals and creating new restaurant concepts based on ‘the best of British’. He also offers staff /chef training on recipes and finished dishes and is an independent consultant to a number of major food manufacturers.

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