Thursday, October 07, 2010

Disturbing my Equilibrium

At South Wharf shopping centre today I bought a meat pie for lunch. It had foreign objects in it, namely two large chunks of meat. I am not sure that I like chunks of meat in my pie. It makes me wonder what the rest of what is in the pie is made of. Best pie in Melbourne: Brumbies Bakery pepper pie. Some go past quality control and are extra peppered. Yum.

Week in, week out, The Age Green Guide has a page of small ads for computers and parts and then a double page of the same. So easy to skip past. Where was it this week?


  1. Anonymous1:17 am

    I love Ferguson plarre's peppered steak Pie or their Tuna Tiddly Oggie... weird name haha

  2. When you wrote "foreign objects" I was thinking of screws and bolts.

  3. there are pies, and there are pies, and there are specifications on the percentage of actual meat within the total filling, which, like every packaged food, is full of "emulsifiers, stabilisers, milk solids, thickeners, and preservatives (ie salt and/or sugar).
    The pastry and the tomato sauce are extra chapters of the horror story.
    The NUTRIgrain 'ingredients' panel is my favorite scary time.

    Sometimes, though, you just Want A Pie.

  4. Thanks Cazzie - I had to look up -
    "The term became particularly popular in Devonport and Plymouth, where sailers called them “tiddly oggies” (also referred to as Tiddy Oggies or a Tiddy Oggy). Tiddly in naval slang means ‘proper’, a common adjective and adverb used by Cornish people, and so “tiddly oggie” meant proper pastie. Cornish rugby supporters later adopted the chant “Oggie, oggie, oggie, oi, oi, oi!” when cheering on their team. Many people believe this is the origin of the great Aussie chant “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi!”"

    Sometimes you just want a pastie too.

  5. I would have had to look up Tiddly Oggie too, fortunately Em Stacks did it.

    Peter, that is what is usually found in pies and sometimes worse.

    Em Stacks, fortunately pies don't come with a list of ingredients and I really would not want to know. I am salt sensitive, so I know they have a lot of salt. Very interesting about Tiddy Oggies. I have heard that Cornish explanation before. Sounds plausible.