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.