Pork Pie and Branston Pickle

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Alex Bridgeman
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Pork Pie and Branston Pickle

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I need some advice on Pork Pie etiquette please.

As some of you know, I will be at the Oval to watch the rain / England collapse / devastating English brilliance.

In preparation I have purchased a Pork Pie from the butcher in Lavenham, Suffolk having tasted one earlier in the day.

They are fabulous, but my worry is that I can’t imagine eating it without a jar of Branston Pickle.

So my etiquette question is whether it is regarded as acceptable to eat a Pork Pie smothered in lashings of pickle?

Thank you for your guidance,

Worried of Wokingham.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote:.So my etiquette question is whether it is regarded as acceptable to eat a Pork Pie smothered in lashings of pickle?

Thank you for your guidance,

Worried of Wokingham.
Sounds grim to me, but perhaps some crusty bread with lashings of pickle could be eaten alongside the pork pie (and indeed more easily transported as a well-filled doorstep pickle sandwich)?
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Sandwiches, yes, good idea. Or perhaps pork pie soldiers dipped into a pot of whizzed up pickle. But the pastry might fall off, so you might have to further deconstruct the pie. And perhaps you like the texture as well as the flavour of pickle, so a complete non starter. And also, the pot might fill up with rain :(
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 20:37 Wed 07 Sep 2022is {it} regarded as acceptable to eat a Pork Pie smothered in lashings of pickle?
No. Just no.
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