'Meat Pies' on Serious Eats

Sunday Brunch: Tourtière

Tourtière is traditionally served around the holidays, but this hearty pie makes an appearance a few times every winter at my house. The meat inside varies from cook to cook and can be a combination of pork, beef and veal. And any good tourtière will be highly seasoned with spices like nutmeg, allspice, black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon—if not necessarily all at once. More

Jazz Fest Food

I have been to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival many, many times, yet every time I don't go, I feel that I'm missing something profoundly important. Especially now, with New Orleans's cultural heritage under siege post-Katrina, I am kicking myself that I haven't made plans to go this year. What makes the festival great to me, however, is not the parade of big-name musicians appearing every day, though it is a unique experience to see artists like Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, and Bonnie Raitt play in this unique setting. What makes it great is the local and non–big-name musicians and cooks playing and cooking at the smaller stages and tents.I saw Ricky Dillard practically levitate the Gospel Tent... More

Meat Pie Pizza

Down Under, Domino's mixes the classic Australian meat pie with the pizza pie: Until now, the most creative makeovers of the humble meat pie have involved stacking things on top of it. This week Domino's stacked it on something else.The Meat Pie Pizza comes with beef mince, onions, and peas topped with thick pastry and tomato sauce—and it looks about as pretty as a half-gobbled dog's eye. Crikey!... More

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