BBC Radio Shropshire’s Fidget Pie

It has been another exciting day!  I have become a radio star (well ok, not quite, but nearly…).

BBC Radio Shropshire, my local radio station, have tasked themselves with making an entirely Shropshire Fidget Pie.  The Fidget Pie, as regular readers may remember, is a traditional pie of Shropshire.  The name is reputed to come from Fitcheted, meaning five sided (so presumably it used to be made five sided), or alternatively from being carried about in the pockets of farm workers and the filling fidgeting about.  Either way, I was captivated by its deliciousness when I discovered it and you can read my original post about it here.

In the BBC Radio Shropshire’s quest to make an entirely Shropshire Fidget Pie they came across that particular blog entry and decided that my pie deserves the status of the ultimate fidget pie (look away quickly, I am blushing).  I am extremely proud of this – I love food and I love Shropshire and in the Fidget Pie these two things are combined.

Their mission is to find the ingredients of everything in the fidget pie in Shropshire, including the pie dish.  They admit that it might be difficult to find salt and pepper, in which case an alternative will be sought.  But Shropshire is a farming county and we have some wonderful producers.  I, for one, am looking forward to following them in their mission to source everything locally.  Their promotion of local food is wonderful and the concept of creating an entirely Shropshire Fidget Pie is an exciting one.

Vicki Archer,one of the co-presenters of the Drive programme, came to my house to interview me and try my Fidget Pie and the results of that interview can be heard for the next seven days here. If you do want to listen, the interview starts 43 minutes into the show and is in three segments, the last starts about 1 hour and 10 minutes into the show.

I am ridiculously pleased to be on the radio talking about something I love.  I will be going along to the final tastings of the entirely Shropshire Fidget Pie in a few weeks and will let you know how that goes.


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16 responses to “BBC Radio Shropshire’s Fidget Pie

  1. How very exciting, Kath. Congratulations!!

  2. Oh how exciting, well done Kath. I’m off to listen right now :-0

  3. Brilliant Kath. You sound so professional and knowledgeable. I’m really really pleased for you and am crossing fingers this leads to greater stardom.

  4. Great stuff – national TV next??? You sound like you’re on the radio everyday – obviously a natural. It’s really good that local radio is taking an interest in local food – at least in Shropshire.

  5. congratulations, Kath–I remember that intriguing post, and I’m so happy that you are the Shropshire Fidget Pie expert–now I’m off for a listen to the interview! very very cool.

  6. How amazingly exciting – hope I’m in time to catch it – am going to listen in right now. Love the idea of the ingredients fidgeting about inside the pie – nice thought.

  7. I listen to Radio Shropshire too and always listen to Vicky and Adam most days, and heard them trying to buy the ingredients for Fidget Pie at Ludlow Food festival. Unfortunately, I missed them interviewing you!
    Adam, before he moved to Shropshire, lived in the same area I was also brought up!
    I will listen to the interview Kath, I am so pleased for you.

  8. I’m listening now—Kath, you’re such a genius 🙂

    I’ve missed your blog. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to check-in, just relax, and read.

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