Pieminister was founded in 2003 by brothers-in-law Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg. After months of mixing, baking and tasting (they tried over 200 recipes), the first range of pies was born. Jon and Tristan had worked together in Jon's south London pub (bought from his winnings from a TV game show), which became a destination for great food and booze for those in the know. He sold the business and set up Pieminister with Tristan, who had been surfing and sunbathing in Australia for a while, and came up with the name Pieminister while eating a pie on Bondi Beach. Jon and Tristan both live in Bristol.
Everyone loves a pie. Pies are part of our food culture and heritage, as British as ...pork pie. Pieminister - the creation of Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon - have led the way in reinventing this great British classic for a new generation of food lovers. With their brilliantly creative and delicious recipes making the likes of their Heidi Pie, Pietanic and Moo Pie into household names, pieminister have brought free-range, luscious and locally sourced baking to the country's top delis, food halls and high streets. Pieminister pies are more than a comforting plate-full for the winter months. Throughout the year Tristan and Jon search out the best fresh, natural ingredients, creating an ever-changing, wonderfully varied menu. And in Pieminister: A Pie For All Seasons you will find recipes that are filled with seasonal ingredients, great for spring suppers, summer parties and autumn lunches. Small pies, big pies, breakfast pies, fruit pies, family pies and pies that make you go oooooh! Recipes include: pork, chorizo and prawn pie asparagus, pea and ricotta pie, chili con carne pie, smoked haddock and cider pie, smoked aubergine and olive strudel pulled pork, sage and apple pie, pheasant and Bath chaps pie, paneer, spinach and pea pie, rhubarb and custard pie, and chocolate 'hedonist' pie. This title offers fantastic ingredients and the best pastry you've ever tasted. Into the oven, be patient and then enjoy. Live and eat pie.