The Pie Room

The Pie Room : 80 achievable and show-stopping pies and sides for pie lovers everywhere

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'Calum is the pie king' Jamie Oliver

'If you want to know how to make a pie, Calum is your go-to man!' Tom Kerridge

Discover the definitive pie bible from self-confessed pastry deviant, chef and London's King of Pies, Calum Franklin.

Calum knows good pies and in his debut cookbook, The Pie Room, he presents a treasure trove of recipes for some of his favourite ever pastry dishes. Want to learn how to create the ultimate sausage roll? Ever wished to master the humble chicken and mushroom pie? In this collection of recipes discover the secrets to 80 delicious and achievable pies and sides, both sweet and savoury, veggie and meat, including hot pork pies, cheesy dauphinoise and caramelised onion pie, hot and sour curried cod pie, the ultimate beef Wellington and rhubarb and custard tarts.

Alongside the recipes Calum guides you through the techniques and tools for perfecting your pastry. Within these pages you'll find details including how to properly line pie tins, or how to crimp your pastry and decorate your pies so they look like true show-stoppers.

Say hello to your new foodie obsession and get ready to create your very own pie masterpiece.

'I'd happily spend eternity eating chef Calum Franklin's pies.'
Grace Dent
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,060g
  • Bloomsbury Absolute
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour photography throughout
  • 1472973615
  • 9781472973610
  • 1,680

Table of contents


Pastry dough recipes
Techniques and tools
Starters and snacks
Vegetable pies
Fish and shellfish pies
Meat and poultry pies
Grand party pieces
Perfect sides

About the author
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Calum is the pie king * Jamie Oliver * There is no one else I know who has the passion, heart and soul for meat wrapped in hot water pastry. If you want to know how to make a pie, Calum is your go-to man! * Tom Kerridge * If you're in need of something to lift your spirits, look no further than The Pie Room by Calum Franklin. * Nigella Lawson * This is a no-brainer. If you like making pies you have to have this. -- Diana Henry * The Daily Telegraph * This book is everything I dreamt it would be - technically challenging, creatively mind-blowing and packed full of recipes that will make you salivate... Devour this book, read, learn and cook from the creatively talented Piemeister Mr Calum Franklin. * Simon Rimmer * Chef Calum is not only inspiring a generation of cooks, but reminding a country of its remarkable culinary contribution. * Josh Niland * I must give thanks for chef Calum Franklin and his pie-fetishising menu at the Holborn Dining Room -- Jay Rayner * The Guardian * I'd happily spend eternity eating chef Calum Franklin's pies. -- Grace Dent * Evening Standard * The book is a lattice of history and technique, it talks of flour and pastry and prepping, of tins and egg washing and all sorts of other things. The photographs stun, the writing has a certain modest style. There is a rather charming chapter dedicated to his team. Mostly, though, the book is incredibly helpful: followed carefully, you image even the most daunting creation is within grasping distance. In other words, he's made it look easy. * Evening Standard * If anyone is qualified to share his pastry expertise, it's the man single-handedly responsible for reviving London's pie scene, chef Calum Franklin. * Muddy Stilettos *
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A self-confessed pastry deviant, Calum Franklin is fast becoming London's King of Pies. His love of pie knows no bounds, and he brings his passion to life within these pages.

Drawing on a wealth of culinary experience, Calum worked at a variety of renowned restaurants including The Ivy and Aurora, and was the Senior Sous Chef at Roast in Borough Market, prior to heading up the kitchen at Holborn Dining Room.

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