All posts tagged: mince pies

The Page 3 Mince Pie on Cate in the Kitchen

The Page Three Mince Pie

I’ve heard lots of people say that they don’t like mince pies over the years, and it doesn’t usually cause an emotional reaction in me. Because that would be weird. But last year, an American that I really like – I think it was Rob Delaney, but I have almost no recollection at all – slagged them off in a way that got me just a tiny bit riled up. I don’t remember what he said exactly, but the quote involved the words “wodges of stodge” and made reference to how British people must just be a bit mad to continue to eat them so much every year. Thinking about it, perhaps it wasn’t an American, do Americans say wodge and stodge? Anyway, the reason it got me a little bit is because.. it’s kind of true. Are both of those layers of pastry entirely necessary? Ever since I was a child, I’ve been removing the lid of mince pies to eat them, and then munching on it afterwards as a sort of second dessert. In …