Thank God it’s Pieday……

An afternoon of blending butter, flour and eggs had its ups and downs. The ups coincided with the opening of the oven door to remove a piping hot dish surmounted by a crisp golden crown of egg washed shortcrust pastry, whilst the downs did not. I take a certain comfort from the amateurism of my efforts in the pastry arena and still treat the magical transition of a ball of dough into something delicious to eat, flawed as it may be, as a triumph. Cooking is like photography, is like swimming, is like loving, is like anything that takes time, commitment and continual practice to perfect or even to make reasonable, perfection being that state which continually moves closer to the horizon in direct relation to our awareness that such a state might exist. That’s why those of us humans who really feel the need to cook, snap, doggypaddle or love are separated by a mile from those who don’t.

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About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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20 Responses to Thank God it’s Pieday……

  1. That looks close to perfection….I’m longing to know what’s under the pastry, though.

  2. The reward for your efforts are a beautiful photo, no doubt a delicious pie (and much more!) 🙂

  3. Mad Dog says:

    Beautiful pastry – I’d like to know what’s underneath too 😉

  4. That’s an amazing effort for an amateur pastry maker and great photograph. Gosh, I haven’t eaten a pie with decent pastry in years …

  5. Nothing amateur going on there…and yes, do tell, what´s under the pastry? We´ll all be so sad if you say there was nothing 😦

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    Amateur? Could standards be so different across The Pond? I should send you pics of some of my pie efforts and I will, once they qualify for amateur ranking. Well, my foibles aside, your dish looks wonderful, Roger.

  7. This looks absolutely divine and worthy of top shelf in any bakery. Nice photography!

  8. ceciliag says:

    I love pies, my secret dream is to have a pie shop! c

  9. I like the volcanic looking hump in the middle. Very different and interesting looking in a pie crust.

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