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A Christmas Dinner baked into a pie by Gareth Mason

By philtaylorphoto  
28 November 2021. Absolute Bar and Bistro Westhoughton, Lancashire. Chef and partner in Absolute Bar and Bistro, Gareth Mason has devised the perfect pie for Christmas 2021 in case you have family in lockdown and you need to deliver a whole Christmas Dinner in one piece, the moveable feast, weighing in at 1.5 Kg and containing a vast amount of calories, capable of feeding a family of four costs less than a tenner with everything from Aldi. The ingredients apart from the pastry case are, diced turkey, frozen pigs in blankets, stuffing balls, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, parsnips, sprouts and lashings of gravy from granules. The pie will freeze, and can be reheated as required.

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Tags: Christmas Photo journalism Winter Festive Turkey Portable Pie Westhoughton lockdown Absolute Bar and Bistro Christmas Dinner Pie

Voters: pablophotographer, mrtower, Nigel_NZ and 11 more

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Nigel_NZ 16 26 2 New Zealand
6 Dec 2021 2:20AM
I want one, but it probably won't survive the trip to NZSad And there are no Aldi stores here to get the ingredients, but could probably get it all fresh.Smile
6 Dec 2021 3:44AM
I'm not crazy about Xmas and all the trimmings snow I am on my own, but if I loved nearby, I would support this chap. Feeds four? Not on my pigging fat nelly would it feed four! Maybe just last long enough for second days. You may call me greedy guts.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2021 7:28AM
Looks considerably more appetising than the gold-plated chips.
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
6 Dec 2021 7:43AM
It was very, very tasty.

Technical details. Slow shutter speed, hand held, one brolly flash and high ISO to pick up lights from a tree behind. The warmth is from the mixed lighting. One gold reflector, right.

Mind boggling for an older photographer to see low grain images at speeds that didn't exist in film days.

The chef is getting a bit famous now.
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
6 Dec 2021 9:51AM
Good for Gareth - and for you!
saltireblue Plus
11 12.6k 79 Norway
6 Dec 2021 9:58AM
It made SkyNews just now, on the Kay Burley (double yuck!) programme - they interviewed the chef and he had the pie in front of him.
RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2021 12:56PM
Please deliver to

You have got me salivating Wink

philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
6 Dec 2021 1:52PM
If Saltire Blue thinks Kay Burley is bad, it was also on Lorraine Kelly.

It's a funny old world. The previous weekend's job was a couple stabbed to death in their home Inna quiet Lancashire village. That got an online only show in the Metro and the Mail.

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